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Growth
4/27/2021

Growth

All this time I've been focused on selfishness and greed

Never a passing thought for others struggling or in need

Now I'm in this all alone and cold

My mind on how I became such a lost soul

I know I had no role model and no guide

I just followed the voice buried deep inside

When it began to steer me wrong, who's to know

I believed I was on the path to strive and grow

How was I to know I was on the devil's playground

And the path I walked was treacherous and unsound

My whole life searching for what I deemed to be missing

Has led me on this 30 year tour of the state prison

Hopefully one day I'll have my freedom again

I just know for me this can't be the end.

 

by John W Gebo

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