I've been asked to leave my comfort zone, to write something age appropriate and maybe even something that rhymes. But when I look at you I understand your lives. I look for the age appropriateness and I won't be the one to tell you lies. family secrets along with society's views have Deemed you not valuable but I, I see the strength in you! as I grade your homework I'm usually pleased by the effort and time put in. Until I came across a paper that read "if I were the president of the United States of America I will lock up bad cops". My emotions of being pleased instantly changed to heartbreak as the person who wrote that was only 8! I understand that for most of you age appropriateness has left long ago, and so for that I won't be the one to tell you lies. Although I will be the one to reassure you I understand your lives! You see I too grew up similar to you where the term "age appropriateness" was Misused. I was lucky to not be told lies, and so that is why I'll do the same for you. You are all young incredible stars with talents that are eager to be seen by the world, regardless of the neighborhood you live in, or the things you've been through this far, you are a very special little boy or girl that is a star.