Just one Mistake!

He tried very hard to fit in
but no one gave him a chance
a new guy in a new neighbourhood
A new life, he hoped to enhance.
No one ever forgives you
No matter what anyone says.
Forgetting the bad times he had
in that old horrific life
all he wanted was peace
An end to the strife.
Attending many schools
they always got their way
his life was made a hell
Nearly every day.
A fight that ended in death
they called it self-defence
but no one would ever forget
It never made any sense.
Another kid pulled a knife
he had no choice at all
having to defend himself
For he would probably fall.
Reputation followed him
no matter where he went
always leading to challenges
With no peaceful intent.
Someone bigger and stronger
wanted to take him on
but always he would avoid them
Before the day had gone.
Eventually, he had to pull out
be educated out of school
despite his reputation
He wasn’t any fool.
One mistake in your life
follows you all your days


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