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I watch you enter - eyes downcast
uneven gait, carrying a weight
too heavy for one so young.
What brought you to this place —
beyond your control?
Was it a conscious choice,
what played a roll?
Who where your role models
and where will you go from here?
Each one of us judged on what we take or leave behind
—or where we place the blame.
Will you be remembered for a future that you wasted
or the past you overcame?
© Ginny Brannan 2017
Whether good or bad, we all have a past, and a choice to make on what we'd like our future to be.