Against All Odds

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Dear Pillar of Society,


All of your reasons don’t matter.

Your staring, judgmental eyes burning

holes through my choices

leave me without doubt.


Our paths are forged with tools



Though you think you see clearly,

I share not your philosophy.


For my path has known loneliness and pain

unknown by your kind.


Having survived in the wild, against the odds.

Having slipped through the cracks

of your so-called justice system…

Having faced the demons you deny-

I fear nothing- but see all.


I thrive with the remnants of wilderness within.

I will never be completely tame,

subject  to your whims.


My face is always to the wind.





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Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

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