The Path We Take
He’s badly burnt
He’s fighting for his life
A knee injury turns my world upside down,
putting my gymnastics scholarship in doubt.
As I wait for surgery, I’m persuaded into volunteering
to help with my college applications.
The boy called Spider has no family nearby
and faces many months in hospital.
They think my visits will help with his recovery,
give him something to look forward to,
help him heal.
But they're wrong.
I don't help Spider.
He helps me.
The boy who has nothing to live for
Ends up giving me everything to live for.