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“I believe children are our future. Teach them well,
and they will lead the way.”--Whitney Houston.
I was perusing
tombstones on line,
and I came across the photo
of Miss Bobbi Kristina Brown.
I was struck by how young
she was when she passed,
lauded as Daughter,
But no mention of
I looked up her birthday,
March 4, 1993,
to find out what was
going on that day--
Katherine Hepburn was
hospitalized for exhaustion,
Michael Jordan was given
another sports award,
and OMG, Bobbi Kristina Brown
was born, her parents being
Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown!
Her back story lit up
like a delta sunrise
from the cobwebs of my mind.
Her parents had a series
of reality shows, and she grew up
Besides providing revenue,
the “reality” of their private lives
allowed us to see the very
unattractive side of the dysfunctional
family and little Bobbi came off
as spoiled, precocious, arrogant,
quite obese, sad and rebellious.
She had several siblings from
Bobby’s former marriages,
but none of them were around much.
Both parents used drugs
and battered each other openly.
At 17, with some professional help,
she lost a lot of weight, and became
a wild partying teen, crashing Porsches
and having to be bailed out of jail.
Her posse of other celebrity brats
created non-stop mayhem.
She decided, spurred on my her friends,
that was going to be
an actress, singer & dancer;
but sadly she had no talent
for any of these pursuits.
In 2012, Whitney Houston
was found face down and drown
in her bathtub, veins full of drugs.
At 19, Bobbi inherited her mother’s
estate. She was too emotionally
devastated to leave the house for a year.
She regained weight, and she did enough
drugs to kill a horse.
In 2015, she was found unconscious
in her bathtub ( I wondered if it was the same
tub her mother had died in?)
She was revived, but was in a drug-induced
coma for six months. She never woke up, passing
away on July 26th. Dead at 22, with $115 million
bucks in the bank, without it seems, finding
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