Celldweller journal: Words alone aren’t enough- entry 2

Brookshire, Levert, III (Sékou)

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Levert III "Sekou" Brookshire Arizona Word Count: 347 Date: 8-2-13 Celldweller Journal: "Words Alone Aren't Enough" "Black August Essay's" (Entry Two) We all have the power to change our own attitudes whether in prison or the streets. Regardless, if we are 'ghettodwellers', or 'celldweller's'. Before, any of us can start to consider changing our ways, changing our behaviors and attitudes we have to start by changing our thinking. Something, I've learned "don't happen overnight"! Believe me it's true thinking in a more positive direction, healthy and optimistic, requires grueling work! When, ambulance sirens 'surround' you, little girls pushing baby strollers down the sidewalk, boys' coming to school armed, having to bath in cold-water, no 'food' in the fridge,100 20 police cars patrolling a '10 block' area Hmmm! How does one, overcome these attitudes and 'conditions'? 'Landing' inside one of these cold, cement-cells, graffiti, markings on the walls intomed behind steel door's, dried blood-stains, and teeth mark's to 'etch' the history of / celldwellers before me. What can one do to achieve a transition an change in their lives? Where, do we reach for a release valve? Where is the escape hatch to 'living hell'? Some discover that-it's all, tucked-away inside soft tissue of our brains, many reach for the 'chemical's' or 'substance's' as their escape-hatches, then what? More 'hell'. Some reach-'upwards' for the 'heavens'200 to find God's release-valve? There are those, who turn to 'Fantasyland', 'imagining' themselves, 'someplace' else walking around in 'wonderland'. The smallest percentage % of celldweller's and ghettodweller's endeavor to, take the 'initiative' and 'research' the mindset and 'thinking' that's needed, to achieve the kinda 'results' desired. It takes 'ambition' to uncover answer's and explanations, eventually discovering who's responsible for having no ambition or no drive? Who's to blame, for not working-hard to design their own formula? Lack of ambition and attitude to achieve? These are all about choices that we make, ourselves in prison cells or the hood.....269 words The Celldweller Levert "Sekou" Brookshire

Author: Brookshire, Levert, III (Sékou)

Author Location: Arizona

Date: August 2, 2013

Genre: Essay

Extent: 1 pages

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