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From Myself, I'll Never Stray.

July 16, 2011
By K.H.D. PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
K.H.D. PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:

be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Alenn O'Shea
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So... get on your way!" - Dr. Seuss, "Oh! The Places You'll Go"

On that night
You took my light;
You stole my wings,
Stole my flight.
Fallen I lay,
As crumbled I say
My final things
Staring into the bay.
You may have left,
You may have gone-
Though you've practiced theft,
I am not yet done.
I may be hurt,
I may be cracked,
But myself I pick up from the dirt,
I dust off my back.
The crashing I did not see,
The pain that I did not know would be...
It truly was quite a shock,
That such a thing could happen to me.
Do not boast, do not brag
That me you did drag
Down with the snap, a mock...
Just another trick from your bag.
Though now, strong I may appear,
Because I do not wish to show my fear
To allow you the satisfaction
Of another victim, another broken peer...
I will not be altered, I shall not sway
I shall not fall into your ways.
Myself I shalt not shun,
Even as I stand by that bay.
My old wings you have ripped,
So within the ocean water I've dipped;
I dived, submerged, nearly drowned, but then...
To the surface I rose, fresh air I sipped.
And now with this written to you, I must say
That I shall carry on with my ways;
Though cracked, I'll never be broken,
From myself, I'll never stray.

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