Voices Of Restorative Justice Poem 2
By Donnie, age 19, a youth in detention at CCYC
Do you know what I overcame?
I overcame the bullies,
The loss of family and close friends.
You’re going to know my name
Cause I’m going to get off probation,
Go to the navy,
Follow my Dad’s family’s footstep.
Have a happy family
Without worrying about the
Pain and Depression
I’ve gone through,
All the struggles I’ve been through.
Try not to go into the negatives.
Everything in my life.
Trying to avoid the shame,
Light the flame inside me.
I rewrote the game.
How I came