All of Me

So many things
I'd never do
are done and that is all
these many things
I hate I've done
are done—I can't recall;

But if I could
go back in time
undo what I have wrought,
would it still
lead me then
back here just where it ought?

Perhaps I did
just what I did
to make me who you see,
and without
the experience
I'd only be half me.

I'm not so bad
and I've become
a giver of love and light,
I made it through
a messy youth
I'm fighting the good fight.

So many things
I'm glad I did
but thought I'd never do,
and are you glad
that you have done
the things that make you you?

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© 2013 NavWorks Press and DE Navarro. All rights reserved.

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Published in Dare to Soar, 2013. Available at any bookstore worldwide.

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This poem is about: 
Our world

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