Chance MAG

August 11, 2015
By KayRae GOLD, Arlington Hts, Illinois
KayRae GOLD, Arlington Hts, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

All you did was rip
each ligament holding
my muscles in place.
You pierced through
my chest and broke
through my ribs,
to reach my lungs
and punctured them
with your fist.
You wanted to control
my mindless movements
and keep me from
And you didn’t do this
by staying,
but by pulling the plug
and whispering
“You never really
had a chance, kid.”

The author's comments:

I have been in and out of hospitals for 4 years. And a lot of people gave up on me.

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