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Mama, Your Love Says...

Don't forget to discover the backstory behind the topics toward the end!

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MAY 5, 2011 6:11 PM PDT
You serve as
something more
than a role model
to me –

All you ask is that
I choose who I


From ’89 to 2011
you have been
with me

Through the arduous
paths of ‒


My power forward
during these
dark days,

My head linesman
guarding me from
the hate,

Your protection
solid as a shield ‒


Regardless if
my dreams are
ghost towns,

You imbue them
with the life
and laughter of ‒

If I experience six
days of “not me,”
on the seventh day,

You’ll bring me
back to complete.

Though I am
pained by society’s
stone cold grip
I’m a Survivor,

As you
chisel it.

What I take comfort
in the most ‒

Is that with
every sigh ‒

You’ll always be
there to ask,
“So tell me why?”

Background Info:
Here's the backstory behind some of the topics so you can understand certain references in the poem...

Eugenio Derbez - This man is a Mexican comedy actor who also races in Formula Three.

Léo Gago - Gago is a soccer player that is currently defending on the Coritiba Foot Ball Club.

Josh Holloway - He was an actor on the American television show Lost and also has done some modeling.

All the Brazil Topics - There is a reference to them in this poem.  Think of a festive event that they do every year...

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