Here I am
I’m a universal being
I cannot be tarnished
Not until I am older
When the things that take away my innocence come into play
Drugs alcohol and women
The three main things
Others may fall here but that is it
Can my mother protect me from it?
I doubt she can do this forever
Someone once said “I think therefore I am”
Does it mean I don’t exist?
I haven’t thought much in a while
Am I a blank being like a shadow that washes away into the night?
Am I the light that cannot be shown?
Maybe I will never know
I will wait for an answer
I haven’t come into being yet
Never will I be the one who brings upon the disease
This disease brings them all down
However I will be the best
I can still hope
I'm not here yet
I am a newborn
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