I was born and raised in Louisville Kentucky in the west end the most dangerous part of the city. I was very blessed to have both of the parents in my life to absorb life lessons. Also the ability to see it for yourself and for my siblings to point them out to me. My neighborhood filled with gangs, drugs, robbers, and killers among other things. But no matter where you are those things exist. There are also good people in the city of Louisville. The best thing that I can say about my family is no matter what happens we are always together. In middle school is when I started to write poetry; sung in the choir for two years and I love to sing. Though my high school career that continued when I spent all four years in choral. I spent two years on the track team as well. Sophomore year sparked the greatest year in my high school career, and my worst year in my personal life. During this time my school was selected to sing in the National Youth Chorale. This was held in New York City at the prestigious Carnegie Hall with conductor Moses Hogan. That was the first and last time being on the big stage. That was the first time I seen with my own eyes at the age of fourteen I can be bigger. At the same time I was selected for Who’s Who among American High School Students. The person who really got me writing and wanting to write is my siblings: Monica, Dennathan, and Bobby. We did a lot of things together me and my brothers played football my sister cheer leads, we sung together as a quartet sometimes, and we all write to this day as well. I realized I had a talent for writing poetry when I would write poems for other guys to get girls in high school. The experience that is leading me to be the person I am and yet to become is learning the true history of our ancestors but not leaning on the greatness of them but to carry the touch higher in our own steps. Always getting better always improving the knowledge of Self.