Dear You

Dear You,

I am you, I was you! I walked like you, I talked like you, I behaved like you. I was abused like you, molested like you, neglected like you, rejected and detested like you. Put out like you, gave up on like you, disrespected like you. I rode like you, might have even put in work like you. So don’t think I don’t know. Don’t think this can’t be you. I thought the same and played the game. I didn’t ever think at 18 I would be sentenced to 18. It happened, and because I was you, it could very well be you. You don’t think so now, and I thought so too. I skimmed the surface never got in too deep. I thought that wasn’t me so they’ll let me be, at the end you and me are we and this will be you, if you don’t believe.

Felicia Dixon

3 Responses to “Dear You”

  1. Traci
    June 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    As I sit with family that i have not seen for fifteen years, I know that things might have been different if someone would have reached out to me the way the If Project reaches out to kids every week. I realize how fortunate I am to have a second chance to mend fences and build new relationships. Freedom is wonderful and I know that this project helps kids to avoid many of the pitfalls we have fallen into. I am grateful today to work with you all!

  2. Jeanette Grubb
    July 14, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Scary. True. Awesome. Beautiful.

  3. January 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I really found this specific article , “Dear You | The If
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