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Lawrence S. Pertillar
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5/22/2010 12:03:24 PM
Why do I go to school? '
To get an education.
To learn about others...
And to expand your understanding!
Making sure you don't do those things,
That are considered unlawful.
Doing things right and obtaining a good life!
To live well and be able to buy quality 'things'!
Then why did I get suspended from school,
For reading from my Bible?
I pray to have a better life...
And for God to help me pass my tests!
Uncle Teddy sits in prison for breaking the law...
And he says all the inmates are given Bibles!
Soooo...if I break the law,
I go to prison and be given a Bible?
That doesn't make sense!
Especially if I'm in prison for doing something unlawful.
And I want to do my best in school by using something
That's not understood!
And uncle Teddy says when he gets out...
He's going to be a preacher in our neigborhood! '
Your uncle and the others are being rehabilitated!
And finding God is the only way for them.
I didn't lose Him! '
Nor are you studying for the ministry!
Now do your homework...
And enough of these foolish questions!'