What It Gave Me

December 8, 2009
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It took away
And it gave something in return
It took away soccer
It gave me taekwondo
It took away running and jumping
It gave me a black belt
It took away some of the people I hung out with
It gave me new everlasting friends
It took away fun
It gave me demo
It gave me pain
It gave me power
It took away my future
It gave me a new one
It took away carelessness
It gave me cautiousness
It gave me a brace
It gave me protection
It gave me crutches
It gave me realization
That because of an ACL tear
And all the pain and suffering it gave me
I now know some amazing people
And I would not change what happened

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BaiLiHua This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 27, 2010 at 10:09 am
This is a great point to make: "one door closes, another one opens".
snorys said...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 5:45 pm
this kind of realization can take a lifetime for most people. wonderful writing.
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