At a very young age I had a passion for words. I never knew that I possessed a talent for writing until the age of 16. My first poem was to my mother "A Precious Life Lost". After a very emotional exchange with my mother after she read the poem I knew that this is something that I had to pursue. Growing up in the inner city of Chicago gave life to my writing. There was always a tale to tell. My life has been filled with many different adventures, some good and many bad, but all left an impact on me. I have been an aspiring writer for years and at the age of 34 I have decided to share a few words with anyone who's willing to listen. I hope through these few words that I share that people will learn a little more about the person that I was, that I am, and that I'm aspiring to be!