of a Youth’s Journey Through
a Heartland of Chaos
Joel Everett Harding
© 2012 by Joel Everett Harding, All rights reserved.
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the pony-tailed girl who once held my hand
and still holds my heart.
went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to
front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn
what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover
that I had not lived.