I once sat down to think.

November 14, 2011
By amtriley BRONZE, Johns Creek, Georgia
amtriley BRONZE, Johns Creek, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
A mind is a terrible thing to waste.


I once sat down to think.
Adversity is an ever-changing force.
Ever-present ever-strengthened
it pounds on doors and
whispers through windows.
It climbs to the top and
crawls on the bottom.
It rocks us from our cradles.

It creates a dream,
a chance, a perspective.
It gives birth to woes
as it fosters the power to defeat them.

As we fall to the ground
we meet others that bear its mark.
It presents us with a mirror and an opportunity to mold our own reflection.


The author's comments:
I was inspired by the concept that each individual faces his or her own personal form of discrimination and that we cannot simply write-off the burdens carried by those around us as insignificant.

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