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I Have a Right

By Charlotte Pressley, student, Long Island Center-Hauppauge Unit

August 26, 2013

“I Have a Right”

When we came into this world, it was our parent’s right to bring us here.

What are our rights you may ask?

You have a right to be a child.

You have a right to be an adolescent.

You have a right to become an adult.  

Who says that once you marry and have children that your rights should change.

You have a right to be a friend.

You have a right to be a wife.

You have a right to be a mother, and someday a grandmother or someday not.

With all of this to say once again, does your right lessen as you reach for growth…

When do you turn your rights to you?

Through this path I have discovered what my real rights are.

I have the right to help others, as a Board member and Community Activist for my community Health Center.

I have a right to be a Commissioner, for Black History and the Chair for the Brookhaven Youth Bureau.

I have a right to work hard and long when necessary, without interruption.

I have the right to make mistakes, for I am only human. I am not a machine.

I have the right to solve my problems by exercising the resources to obtain my degree.

I have the right not to allow my loved ones who I have always been there for to continue to hinder me.

I have the right to see new direction.

I have the right to show self expression.

I have the right to experience new life endeavors.

I have the right to be F.R.E.E.

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Novel by Secretary Kelly Williams Reviewed in Newsletter, By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Did You Know...

The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) offers $1,000 scholarships each year to United States Service members (active duty/veterans) and spouses of Service members. Application deadline Oct. 1, 2013.
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