Ashley Brazeal

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  • The Streets Don't Run Me


    The Streets Don't Run Me

    Poetry has always been my savior. Without it, I don't know where I would be. It's a way to release my emotions, especially when my depression kicks in. I just grab a pen and piece of paper and start writing things down. When I'm done, I feel better.

    When I was in high school, I had straight A's. I was that little geek. But after high school, I suffered from depression and anxiety, and I was hanging out with the wrong people. I got into an addiction. It took me for a whole spin. At the time I wrote my poem, honestly, I was in jail. So sitting in my cell, I just started thinking, how can I express what I've been through in three short sentences.

    To think where I was in my addiction, two years ago, to where I am now, it's just unbelievable. It shows that I am a fighter and that I can overcome anything that I put my mind to.