This is a story of a little kid and his courage to survive. Title: my life.

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My Life

Some people have good lives and are happy with the way their life is going. Other people think that just because they have money, they have a good life. Esperanza's life is a good example of this. She wasn't rich, but she had a good outlook on life. People get along with what they have and nothing else. Most people don't have to worry about the real world because they are still little kids.

I would consider my life to be somewhere in the middle of everything. This is where Esperanza's life was. There have been some times in my life when I thought I didn't want to grow older. I just wanted to be a little kid not having to worry about the real world. I would just watch T.V. all day and not have a care in the world.

When I was younger I had a semi-happy life that had its ups and downs.

I had to deal with death at a very young age when my great grandpa died and when someone got shot on my front lawn. Esperanza had to deal with Rodger No Name getting hit by a car. A person once told me, "The moment you're not a kid anymore is when you know you're going to die." Life is like a rose that blooms when you least expect it and hides its beauty when you don't.

As I was growing up and watching the world around me evolve like ape into man, into newer and better horizons, I have eerie feelings almost as if I didn't want things to change. I used this feeling as my jacket in a cold world to shield away the evil. This feeling got me through my life to this day.

I raise my fists of...