The Glow Up Scholarship Submission 2019
As I look back on my younger self,
Elementary school – I was something else.
The principal’s office, you could find me there,
Trying to explain, acting like I cared.
See back at that time, I was a different kid,
I’m sometimes embarrassed thinking of what I did.
See, getting into trouble was my favorite thing,
Invoking shock value and the joy it brings!
Talked too much, paid little attention,
Tried to buck authority with little conviction.
I was on a path that doesn’t make me proud,
But if you knew my parents, you knew this wasn’t allowed.
“From a good family..” is what I always heard,
“Very nice people but their kid’s a turd!”
Then I started to think about my family name,
We had a strong legacy and I wanted the same.
It was the end of 8th grade when I made my choice –
To get myself together and to change my course.
I went to high school and knocked it out of the park,
Surprised my old teachers, grades off the charts!
Class President and a Scholar-Athlete,
3 years later, National Honors Society.
So glad I cleaned up well, and have a story to tell because a brother like me,
Coulda went to JAIL!