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9 My Numbers part 2
by Shawn Moore
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(9) The Numbers part 2(Completeness)
Itís November 26, 1986(a Friday); I am 15 years old, and waiting for my 16th birthday Sunday. I am on my wait from my cousinís house riding down Boston ally toward Zink house Terrellís uncle. I see T standing by Boutteís Liquor store, I scream,Ē I be right back, Going holla at Z. I get to Z house pick up my package and Babysister comes from the back and said Shawn when you see Terrell tell him we donít have any food at the house; this was Terrellís Grandma House Ms. Nita. I said OK; just saw him Iíll tell him. I didnít see at Boutteís so I turned the corner and saw him standing behind Combreís Funeral Home. I jump off my bike, What up T, Where you been? Man making this money, Itís out here right now. I know but you coming back to school. (I had try to fail ninth grade but my grades where to high, I even took the SAT 10-12 grade, instead of the CAT 9th grade still aced it.) Man I be back next year, whatís up? Bunny and I just got a dime from Z, you wanna come? Yea I be there. Oh yea Babysister said yall donít have any food at home. Ok I be there let me show you this! That is when I saw that gleam for the first time, you know, The Sun reflecting off chrome, Terrell pulled out Chrome pearl handled 22 gun and handed it to me. I said, Man where you get this from? Itís Tookieís he gave it to me till he get out of jail, and this 100-dollar pack (crack). I gave the gun back, then said let me see that again so I can wipe my finger prints off of it, in case yall shoot somebody. Terrell laughed, and the last thing he told me was ďMAN WHO WE GONNA SHOOT WITH THISĒ!!! I was sleep the next morning when my sister little friend Chub came and woke me up and said, ďYou heard what happened to your boy? I sat up and said who? Terrell bro; Tookie shot him in the face over a 20-dollar stone last night, on the Blvd. I got up and said take me to T house, He said; they know, they sent me to come get you. We get there and Terrell big brother ran up to me and said Shawn we Gotta get this Dude, bro he shot T, he broke down just like everybody else. This just canít be happening I just saw him yesterday. We get to the ICU; it is just family in here Babysister, Keisha, Markus, Ms. Nita and me. Terrell was my family everybody in Lake Charles knew us as brothersí One Dark One Bright, Salt & Pepper. The nurse pulled the covers back and I saw the tattoo on his chest it was a heart over his heart, It stood for the hole he had in his heart that only family knew about.Terrell had a pure Heart and would give you anything.(RIP) I wont go any further. TO the Tucker Family I Love all of Yall. Yall will always be my Folks. Terrell passed on Nov. 29, 1986 my 16th birthday. I can heard Babysister telling me over the phone ďOUR BOY IS GONE SHAWN, HE GONE SHAWN and she began her grieving and healing process, Markus got on the phone to tell me where to meet him. Itís the year 2001, I had not celebrated my birthday for a while, this year was different I felt good so I had a great day. I was awaked the next morning by my little brother Julius, whatís up bro? Man Paul in the hospital we donít know whatís wrong with him, Willie Moe found him passed out in the room. Mama sent me to come get you. So I got there he was sedated, I told my mother I was going get Netta, cause she wasnít answering her phone. I got back and wynetta when in while I smoked a cigarette. Shawn Mama want you something wrong with Paul. I went in and my Mother was standing at the nurse desk, she Shawn they want me to sign this paper to put a Cather in Paul chest because its filling up with fluid!!! I felt like fainting NO I screamed Inside, I learned from Nurseís aide class thatís it they canít do nothing after the lungs fill. I had to tell my Mother to ď Not to let him suffer any longer and we have to let him go.( RIP) Me and my Mother were the only ones in the room when Paul took his last breath. I have never seen my Mother so hurt. Paul was 23(5=grace) years old, he never did evil, spoke evil or heard evil, Paul was and still is our special Angel, send to protect us and teach us that Life is about Love and nothing else matters. Thank you Paul. Its 2004 3 years later and I am in California. I left Houston after 3 months, I stayed in Lake Charles with Markus and the Tuckers Thanks yall, for 3 months, then the spirit led me back to Houston where I disappeared for 3 months, I honestly donít remember my sister told me they found me in a homeless shelter. I leave for Dallas, I am there for 3 months and then the Spirit led me to California my Destiny. I told my sister I was going to Cali, she what if Uncle Mike donít let you stay, I said I have enough to get me a ticket home besides Iím going out there on faith. Iím in Cali for about 3-4 months, coming from my Uncleís Church, so as we came through the door the phone rang. Aunt Ella answered and gave the phone to Uncle Mike it was my Mother. He gave me the phone and said you might wanna go outside, I didnít think nothing of it. I sat down on the front porch, Joyful and peaceful, When my Mother asked me IF I WAS SITTING DOWN? YEA WHY MAMA WHATĒS WRONG? Ka-Ka gone Shawn, Iím so sorry Baby, Chris killed him. What? Hold on Mama you telling me that boy killed my son? I knew this boy his dad worked with my mom, his brother starburst was my lil brother best friend. The last time I saw him I told him if I ever catch marks on any of my sons I would hurt him, they disappeared after that, my niece Nae-nae called child protection but they couldnít find them, this was before I left Houston the first time. Any way Ka-Ka passed on Feb. 12, 2003, My oldest sonís Birthday. This is just the tip of the iceberg. I have a lot more, but for now. GOD BLESS ALL

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