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Kensington resident’s poem on the nine rules of living

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Drew Watson is 35 years old. Raised in Kensington, he grew up with his four brothers and father. Watson had a lot of free, unsupervised time, so he started rapping and writing poetry at 12 years old. Writing poetry became a hobby and outlet to help him cope with his substance use disorder. He is now in recovery. 

This poem is about how humans should follow their hearts but avoid stepping out of any boundaries since there are consequences to their actions, Watson said. 

The nine rules of living

By Andrew Watson

Don’t drive faster

Than your guardian angel can fly


Don’t say I love you

If you plan to say goodbye


Do only to others

What you want done to you


And never be ashamed

Of anything you do


And remember we are just humans

With our mistakes to make


So always strive your hardest

To be the best you can


Never take a shortcut

That will hurt your fellow man


Walk the straight and narrow

If Temptations call to you


And make the Angels proud

Of everything you do


Editors: Zari Tarazona / Designer: Henry Savage

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