Gone Astray, Be Back Soon (April Contest Entry)


Here’s an entry by the talented Jennifer Hartsock! You can read more of her work at her WordPress blog, Jennifer M. Hartsock.

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“Gone Astray, Be Back Soon”

I’d like for you to see the better parts of me; not just remember them from once upon a time.

Beneath the litter of trialing and negligence, kindness and respect are still a part of me.

It’s an extensive battle to fight temptation, to feel fulfilled as a good person in refusing to do certain things others may feel are of no negative consequence.

Nevertheless, honor and integrity have a home here, and even when threatened by suggestible substances, the person I am will overcome this cloak of weakening.

I can change this.

The future is a naked canvas for the world to douse in color. The brush of paint I offer will be of truth, love, and kindness.

 

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(Interested in entering? Find the details of April’s contest here)

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