This poem of mine was published in 2005 in a literary poetry book; which, as of 2018 the organization no longer exist or mutated into a larger organization/company. Here the poem and the accompanying profile. Notice: My early poems did not rhyme much or not at all. I learned throughout my years of writing poems, that I love to write rhyming poems. But, content still exist.
Don't Eliminate Me!
Don't look at what I have been,
But what I am!
Don't hold me back because of my mistakes,
But let me excel because of my skills!
Don't look at my failures,
But look at my accomplishments!
Don't look at my past,
But look at my future!
Don't eliminate me because I'm not perfect,
Because neither are you!
Authors Profile: I wrote this poem as a reflection for all of us whom at some point in their lives had made a wrong choice; and that wrong choice changed our lives forever. My poem is a plead to everyone to remember our miscalculations when we see others who deserve a chance to recovery from their oversight.