Life Expectancy

He had a life expectancy of 16
But he surprised the world when he made it to 17
he faced his toughest battles at 18
and kept fighting the war within him self when he was 19
he wasn’t sure if he’d make it to 20
but he never stopped chasing his dreams at 21
he met a amazing girl at 22
he didn’t think he would have this kind of life at 23
I guess you can say he found a purpose at 24
he proved everyone wrong because they expected him to serve 25 to life.

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Jevonte Lockhart.


Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems of 2013?