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Things Would Have Been Different
WHAT IF .... my father had not abandoned us. We would have had a whole family. I would have had a role model that I could be proud of, Things would have been different.
WHAT IF .... my six grade teacher would have given me a good report, or taken time with me; I would have studied harder. I could have too! Maybe I would have given my best. Things would have been different.
WHAT IF .... I had said "No" when my so called friends introduced me to cigarettes, marijuana, alcohol or, other drugs. If I had known these things would cause so much misery and pain, cause me to see more of doctors than I wanted to, lead me to prison or, even death. Things would have been different.
WHAT IF .... I had put more into my marriage, made it 'The' priority, worked harder to make it work. But then, I never saw a marriage that did work. How was I to know that I should have listened more, talked more, stayed available at all possible times for my wife and family. Had I known this ...... Things would have been different.
WHAT IF .... I had been an active part of my community, gotten more involved with my neighbors, not turn the other way when i knew my neighborhood was feeding on itself, or allowing "Crack" to destroy it from the inside. If I had stood up for the right thing ....... Things would have been different!