The 1994: A Short Story

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“Your honor, this young man is a true menace to society!” These are the words that resonate in my mind. Pretty much all else that was said after that is a blur. Sure, I wasn’t the perfect kid who had never been in trouble, but a menace to society? That seemed kind of harsh to be calling an 18 year old kid. I recall my heart racing, feeling warm and feeling beyond uncomfortable as the judge stared at me from there on out. Let’s take it back to the beginning so that you can understand why this statement was made. It’s Dec of 1994. I am back home on Long Island NY for a visit with family. After a night out with the guys I grew up with, I return home to find my mother standing in the kitchen. She would stand in the kitchen, left leg resting on …show more content…
Dad parked the car, got out and walked through the fence to his office that was off the garage. I walked to the porch, stopped and debated on whether or not I was really ready to engage with my mother. “Man up!” I told myself and walked in. My mother asked for me to sit. What happened next was the breaking point. My mother asked me to contact some of my friends to see if they would come and help her to move her stuff out of the house. As I sat there in disbelief, I could feel the anger building up! How could she ask me this? I made the calls. Mom was out. My little sisters were looking to me for answers and to fix this, but I couldn’t and it killed …show more content…
I wasn’t a bad person. I made a mistake based off circumstances beyond my control (the divorce). Once the judge rendered his decision to allow for my release, it was at that very moment I vowed to change everything and be a better person. To show that people can change and prove that just because you are in the system doesn’t mean you have to remain there. Fast forward 2 years. I am again back in court, but this time for a positive reason, being released from my PO, finally getting off paper and out of the system. Although my actions were a direct result of my parent’s divorce, I have managed to be more cognizant of my reactions to things that are out of my control. To this day, I have not been back nor have I even come

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