Wolf

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I needed to get some air and there was a nice little park across the street. I picked the biggest tree that I could hide under. I noticed as I was walking, the tree was beautiful and full of life. The leaves were starting to change from fresh green color to yellow and orange which I always found very pretty and calming. As I sat down I saw a father and his young daughter playing on the swing. It felt odd to me, seeing a father care for his daughter so much that he seemed that he wanted to be there. The girl with brown curls and was at least five years old got off her swing and went straight to the slide. Her foot seemed to miss its beat and fell. I thogtyuttyutyutyutuytuytuytyutyuuuuuuugh about going over and seeing if she was okay but my body was so slow. Nothing could make me get up at this point. Her father ran over to her faster than you could think possible. Calming her cries and letting her know that he was there. I always wished I had someone there who would catch me when I fell. I laughed at the thought. I realized then that I did have someone there not so long ago but that was over now... just like everything else. I looked up at the clouds annoyed at myself and the girl with the loving father. Wondering again why this all had to happen to me. Why nothing ever went right. Why everything good I had seems to leave me. I did this a lot. Always wondering, always trying to find out what I did wrong. This time I not only had, but needed to find it out. When you try to find an answer to a problem you can’t start in the middle of the problem you have to start at the beginning to understand where it truly went…...

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