Footprints in the Sand

If my mind is a beach,
everyone I’ve met has left
their footprints in the sand.

Their words and actions
have an impact on my life.

These imprints stay
until the tide comes-
my thoughts and reactions-
and either wipes them away
or solidifies them like cement.

But I am the one
that makes how I am treated
a permanent part
of my character.

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