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Mary Frederick

The Long and the Short of It

They told me I was born
With one leg longer than the other.
And how my body would be burdened.
But my mind is not.

My short leg is sturdy- strong.
Able to bear my weight and
The weight of others that would
Only see it for what it is not.

But, I see two legs and am thankful-
First for the short, stable one
And for the one whom I see as
Merely being an overachiever.

It has the courage to
Stretch beyond me-
To reach its fullest potential
And make me do the same.



Mary Frederick balances work and family while also serving as the director of the CGCC Career Center where she enjoys helping others reach their fullest potential. A writer at heart, Mary enjoys helping students write their resumes which, at times, can get quite creative!
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