RALPH BURROWS: THINK ABOUT IT

August 24, 2018

I used drugs for many reasons but mostly to try to forget things that had happened in my childhood days.
I myself was violent because of a drug addiction. I used drugs for many reasons but mostly to try to forget things that had happened in my childhood days. Being the eldest of five kids, I was thrown into an adult’s role at a very young age and repercussions were swift if things weren't done up to mom’s liking. I tried running from myself for over twenty years but to no avail. I had to come down off the high sometime and that's when all the painful memories came back. I robbed people to support my habit, which cost me years of my life behind bars. In prison I lifted weights and used my size as a form of intimidation. My life has gone full circle.

 

Here I am now, paralyzed because someone shot me. I believe the shooting was a case of mistaken identity because the shooter could've finished me off but didn't. I guess my ancestors were looking out for me. 

 

To young people out there, if you're thinking of joining a gang, remember that too is a prison in itself. You have to pledge allegiance to a few who don't really care about you but more about what you can do for them. You put yourself and family in jeopardy and on this already too small island, you'll be confined to a small geographical part of it, not to mention constant paranoia.

Do you really want to live like that? Think about it....!

 

 



 

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