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By Tony DeLorger © 2012
It takes a lifetime to endure the truth,
to embrace the reality whether accepted or removed,
to see with perspective rather than blind belief,
and have the courage to move forward and in foresight conceive.
It takes bravery and acceptance to realise fault,
to step forward with the knowledge in the face of assault,
and it takes compassion to realise and forgive yourself,
and know at least you tried, your plans having been dealt.
It takes pain and anguish to learn what we must,
when lessons seem harsh yet laden with trust,
and we in the learning, albeit in pain,
stand taller as a consequence, our gift a refrain.
It takes a lifetime often, to develop sight,
to see further than will and what we expect as a right,
and it takes skill to know the difference, to recognise our stupidity,
and cut back an ego bent not on humility.
It takes a second of decision to decide on a path,
to embrace love and compassion and a conscience free heart,
let others always be as they are, not be judged,
and accept that life is not an opportunity begrudged.
It takes a lifetime to discover the truth of this world,
and only a second to live it, like a flower unfurled,
when everything so often seems impossible to take,
just remember life is unwritten, and our opportunity to make.