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MARILENA

I got up early as I always did
To catch the school bus
For that long trek
So when lunch hour struck
It was my time to
Relax and sit back
Listen to the popular grade 7 clowns
Spiel their daily standup comedy show

It was the same day after day
Then one lunch
A side group
Invited me to join them
Of course they were the nerds
And Marilena Olivo
Led the group

She was interesting and strong
I liked her and it was tempting
Until I came across lazy four eyes
Who stared back as if 
She needed me to entertain her
I just didn’t have it in me
I’m sure I misread her but I knew
They would have wanted
Something from me
More than just sitting
There on the sidelines
Being the wallflower
Not contributing and not being noticed

I always remembered that as a pivotal point
Where I missed the opportunity of seeing
Where that group might have led me and
What challenges would have expanded my mind



November, 2017

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Date: 11/15/2017 1:27:00 PM
Great introspection, Line! So many things we loop back on. They propel us forward hopefully into the next time...the opportunity not overlooked
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Line Gauthier
Date: 11/15/2017 3:22:00 PM
Thanks for your visit, Kim. have an awesome day!