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A Fledgling Hope

December 21, 2016
By MikeyG PLATINUM, Salt Lake City, Utah
MikeyG PLATINUM, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change-Carl Rogers

I am a seed

it's dark in here

I feel cramped



the earth I live in

is difficult to push through

the sunlight I know must be there

seems so distant

almost non-existant

every day is a battle

as I attempt to

push my way to the sunlight

sometimes I find stones

blocking my path

it would be so easy to quit

because I am so tired from working

but I push around them

and keep on moving

ever upward

someday I know

I will see the sun

then I will emerge

and I will become something beautiful

I will be greatful

I did not stop

when rocks blocked my path

The author's comments:

I wrote this in military school during one of my most painful seasons. I was in trouple and felt like an outcast. I felt so pitiful and alone. Home was never farther away, but I held on to the memories...

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