How was I suspose to know
I would be this strong ?
How was I suspose to know my mom would choose crack over her kids?
How was I suspose to know my grandmother cared more about the money then us?
How was I suspose to know i would lose my brother at 14,?
How was i suspose to know the man that said he loved me,
was also the man who touched me?
How was i suspose to know i would survive it all?
The thing is I didn't Know
I didn't know my mom would get clean 7 years later
that my grandmother was blamed for my brothers death
that my uncle would be forgiving by family but yet i still had tears in my eyes
How could me, Imani be so strong and so scared of things i didn't know
but yet come out on top and stand for my rights,
How was i suspose to know that at 17 i would be still in high school
or that love could be found again
The thing is I didn't know!