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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Philosophy · #2212242
A philosophical response - with no real answer.

Nurture versus Nature - hard to know how each one plays
since Nurture, rather lack thereof, defined my younger days.
Is who I am who I would be if no abuse occurred?
Would I be much more trusting if advances were deterred?

With decades intervening since when I made my escape,
with years of self-reflection so to readjust my shape,
I don't know how effective all the effort I've put in
has been at stripping off the stain to see who I'd have been.

I know I bear internal scars, but do I now present
as mostly due to Nurture or the me who Nature meant?

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