wanting my own place, good job
able to help my family when they needed help.
All the things that a daughter wants to do.
All I ever wanted was for my mom and dad to be proud of me.
Not having a lot growing up, I would dream of nice things.
Clothes, jewelry, shoes; we had what we needed.
But this didn’t happen.
I didn’t have my own place if you count living
in my parent’s basement.
I never knew if my parents were ever proud of me or not.
Through the years between two marriages and divorces, I had some nice things
that didn’t come from yard sales, thrift stores, or goodwill stores.
Now my bills barely get paid from month to month.
Sometimes I feel like, I don’t even exist to some people.
Like looking in a mirror with no reflection.
Tammy L. Carter is an Author/Poet from Woodlawn, Virginia. In this book, Believe is dedicated to her sisters. This is her fourth book published since 2008. Tammy’s third book came out in 2015, a collection of poems and two true stories. “A Time to Reflect” This book has a very special meaning for her, her son Clayton also has three poems included.