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The Right Time

As a freshman in High School I broke all the rules. Smoking butts in the stalls to skipping study hall.
With no guidance and little support I started using drugs. After the house burned down I came unwound.
Shortly after I was expelled My life was tumbling fast.
15 years old on a dead end road. Getting back into school I was doing well.
Met some kids who broke the rules. Feeling like I fit in. I was depressed lonely and scared. Speed was my new friend.
Missing 365 days of school It’s a miracle where I am.
There was a teacher who understood my situation all to well. She decided to help me out.
I stopped the drugs and worked real hard. I was able to graduate with my class.
She told me to never give up, when the road gets tough. To follow my dreams whatever they may be and if you work hard enough anything is possible.
Now here I stand as a published poet and a degree in hand. I will never forget all she did. or the lessons she taught me along the way.
The other day I went to say thanks. Come to find out Mrs. Cotty had passed away.
Cory long 7-1-2011 The right time contest

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Date: 7/18/2011 10:57:00 AM
congrats cory, great poem. David
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Date: 7/18/2011 8:20:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Cory in the contest of Michael J Falotico "The Right Time". Love, Carol
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Date: 7/17/2011 4:37:00 PM
Very touching, Cory. Many congrats on your SUPER WIN. Lainie
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Date: 7/17/2011 8:52:00 AM
Cory you know that she is smiling down at you, admiring the person you have become hey.. I am sure she knows how grateful you are for her not giving up on you.. Congratulations to you on your awesome win with this gem.. lfde Wilma
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Date: 7/17/2011 6:03:00 AM
cheery kudos to you for the amazing award,cory!! :) huggs
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Date: 7/16/2011 10:49:00 PM
congrats on your win, Cory ..
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Date: 7/16/2011 8:50:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS for the 2nd place win...together with the other well-deserving poets....*-^ junjun
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Date: 7/16/2011 2:13:00 PM
My congratulations on this win in the contest of Michael, Cory
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Date: 7/16/2011 1:55:00 PM
A powerful piece Cory. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 7/16/2011 1:26:00 PM
Many congrats on your wins : )
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Date: 7/16/2011 10:31:00 AM
congrats cory on a spectacular second place win with this dynamite entry my friend.. enjoy top billing luv..
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Date: 7/16/2011 9:20:00 AM
Congrats Cory on this amazing write and win....luv Michael
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Date: 7/8/2011 11:31:00 AM
This poem inspired and brought back clear memories, to write a poem p e c frontline.
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Date: 7/3/2011 1:49:00 PM
Lovely tribute to Mrs Cotty, Cory
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Date: 7/3/2011 11:31:00 AM
beautifully put across.and glad to hear your life is straightened out. i had a similar phase, drugs,police prison and someday hope to be a published poet. bless up x
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Date: 7/2/2011 4:31:00 PM
Mrs. Cotty made a tremendous difference in your life, Cory. Thank goodness you were fortunate to have her influence. Bless you and best wishes in Michael's contest! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 7/2/2011 9:15:00 AM
nicely expressed your feelings. I really like it.
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Date: 7/2/2011 7:06:00 AM
some people come to our lives for meanigful reasons, cory..a sentimental flavor with much warmth.. lovely offering for mrs. cotty with winning wishes! :) huggs, nette
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Date: 7/2/2011 6:53:00 AM
I haven't found that many people in my life that to be an influence.. She was someone who believed in me..It was what I needed to succeed.
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Date: 7/1/2011 9:37:00 PM
wonderful words to extol the influence of a teacher who helped u cory become a wonderful woman and poetess luv..good luck in the contest ... impressive and honest ..luv..
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Date: 7/1/2011 8:56:00 PM
Great write cory. Good luck in the contest
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