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Contributor: Christina C. Franklin

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Vehicle of flesh that carries our essence,
Why do we abuse you so?

You are the box that holds the gift,
A prize in need of protective wrapping.

So why do we bump, bruise and scar you,
Why leave you tattered and frayed?

Food, alcohol, cigarettes and drugs
Suppress the existence screaming to be heard.

Your voice is stifled with our misunderstanding
Why do we think this is good?

Vehicle of power, change and wisdom,
Smothered in weakness, stagnation and idiocy.

Why do we allow our ignorance and fear to blind us?
Why do we surrender to the easiest path?

Unleash our courage, strength and perseverance,
Allow us the confidence to stubble and fail.

Let’s throw away the self-defeating poisons,
And why not use you as we should?

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Having never lost her passion for writing, Christina Franklin always found ways to flex her creative muscle by writing website content, newsletters and business litigation blogs during her 20+ year career as either a legal and/or executive assistant. A reader of many genres and an incurable fan of the heat miser and snow miser, on a typical day, Christina can be found sitting under a pile of black and white fur in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, while attempting to pen her first novel. Currently, several of her short stories can be found on The Story Shack. She welcomes you to view her blog at:


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