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Our Rise of Our Phoenix
Life Is Never As Simple As It Should Be
Mistakes Help Make Us Who We Are
Of course all who have two things in life must accept that past actions have gotten us to where we are today. The first is being loved. And the second is being joyful. How often do we catch ourselves saying “if I had only….”? Well then what? We would be richer? We would be healthier? We would be so in love?
But we run that old film to the end and we find that if we ‘had only’ we would not be this happy and joyous. Children are a personal favorite. Ok it is obvious we could also be happy and joyous in an alternate state. But once again I would not be as happy and joyous if my four wonderful children who ultimately were the result of some mistakes I made did not exist.
I am loved and happy and joyous. But it seems to me that the mistakes I have made have had more to getting me where I am today than my successes. Perhaps this poem which just is and is a mistake in form will make someone happy. Because;
The bummer in all of this is that sometimes our mistakes hurt others.
Maybe the Wrong Road
We Must Own Our Mistakes
Perhaps it is me but I do not think so
Sometimes things don’t go how we think they should go
We fumble and stumble our way through some days
We hope that others will find their separate ways
A mistake here and there are to be expected
But the big ones that cause pain we have elected
Remorse and shame and self recrimination
All attack with vengeance at our ruination
A feeling that never again our head to be held high
A floundering so bad we covered with lie
The loved ones all have cause to stay away
It feels like the rest of life will be this way
Isolation seems the most logical choice to make
But then a call from one we hurt that we must take
And clouds part and the sun shines through
It seems we may be forgiven for the harm we do
Love has a way of pulling us from our pits of despair
And it will lift us up if in courage we dare
Finally a breath taken without bound up chest
Maybe tonight we can finally rest.