Justice

Justice


JUSTICE

A neglected child does not know she is neglected.
Her parents are who they are.
She is who she is.
The world just is.

An abused child does not know she is abused.
Her parents are who they are.
She is who she is.
The world just is.

But then a cherished child knows she is loved.
She knows who her parents are.
She knows who she is.
The world is just.

~~ Author Unknown ~~


TWO CHILDREN

Same family,
Same neighborhood,

Same school,
Same stress,

Same neglect,
Same abuse,

Sullen, withdrawn,
One shrinks,

The other grows,
Warm, popular.

One finds nourishment,
the other hardens.

What is the difference?

One found a caring adult,
The other did not,

One was encouraged,
The other was not,

One was expected to succeed,
The other was assumed to fail.

One pops back, one stays down.

Both are children.

Both are the future.

~~ Author Unknown ~~

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