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Against All Odds


All the odds against Black Men in DC. These shoes have to jump so many hurdles in this race to be free. If I do well in school, will I jump over jail? If I run past time, will time really tell? Or will my shoes turn to boots as I write this next poem from a cell? / Will the teachers understand that it’s a little different for me? Will they try a little harder so that I can see? Will the preacher say a special prayer? Will the social workers really care? / It doesn’t seem that as a child this should be my fault. I have all these hurdles to jump before I can even walk./ As I look out of my window and see the dope - fiends nod…. I’m just a young black brother trying to beat all theses odds.  "Against All Odds"


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Price: $550.00
Year created: 2007
Series name: Walk a Mile in My Shoes
Available to Exhibit: Yes
Dimensions: 32x32

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