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I am omnipotent Really I am See Ive figured that as long as Im alive and well Ive proved to life that I have conquered every hardship it has hurled at my face I was not raised in a religious family but I believe there is an extraterrestrial force that gives everyone adversities to test your will to succeed I call my own personal obstacle Dad One day during sophomore year I came home to a crime scene The dining table had been overturned and broken There were splinters of wood on the green carpet As I stood frozen on the Welcome mat I swept my eyes over the apartment while my heart raced faster than a Porsche Wait This couldnt have been a robbery Everything except the table is in perfect order Feeling a bit relieved I remembered to breathe and stepped into the room Cautiously I wandered through my home searching for Mom or Dad or at least a reasonable explanation for the mess With the suspicion of robbery clinging to my mind I inched toward the bedrooms and when I finally confirmed I was alone I let the anxiety flow from my body Then it was time to call my mom and demand an answer Mama Where are you Out shopping Her voice resonated with clear bitterness Oh I paused What the heck happened at home Go ask your dad When are you coming home Ill be home in a few hours I had hoped it wasnt true The broken table wasnt a result of a robbery it was the result of an argument between my parents most likely over Dads excessive gambling There was nothing I could do but slump down and cry So I did there under the kaleidoscopic light of the chandelier wondering why I couldnt have a normal dad like everyone else When Dad quit his job the
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