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I Wonder

Do you think a person’s past, 
defines who they are today?
Or merely small chapters in life,
with choices to portray?
Can irrational behavior be excused, 
by a mental diagnosis?
Or should one be accountable.
for a psychological neurosis? 

Do people really forgive, 
even if the person’s a child abuser?
Or is it one step closer to insanity,
of the manipulative user?
Do we deem ourselves as martyrs, 
when we enforce the law?
Can we say beyond a doubt, 
our judicial system is without flaw?

Is true love only “true”, 
during first stages of the romance?
And after twenty-five years, 
will it still be love at first glance?
Can people really change, 
or is that something the foolish hope?
Are they sadly grasping at straws, 
while at the end of their rope?

Would you still love me, 
if my outer appearance was not as so?
Could you hide disgust in your eyes, 
and would you let me go?
Is your love “unconditional”; 
when I’ve seen you walk away?
How come when I needed you most, 
you fled and did not stay?

Did you give enough and realize,
the importance of your life? 
Did you praise the Lord and thank Him,
for making me your wife?
If you leave this world tomorrow, 
can you say you have no regrets?
Or will your soul be troubled, 
casting a cold shadowed silhouette?

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