Easy Virtues: Humility Fades

They taught me to respect on a completely different level than I once knew lesson after lesson. I used words that made me feel good about myself. It became second nature to help others before I helped myself, each endowment bringing me ever so close to the brink of no return. Outcast was the word that they used when they drove me away from the clan, shunning me the entire ride out of the city. It was not entirely my fault, though, it was my hands around the neck of the innocent.

Once they reached the edge of the border I was booted from the vehicle, and given a chance to plead my innocence. I would be kidding you if I told you that I got on my knees and begged for forgiveness. That was never really my style, and I was sure to let them know that. Proud was the word that I used for myself as I walked away from a mental breakdown, wiping the crimson off my hands and onto my sweat drenched sleeveless shirt.

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