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The Lesson

Updated on August 14, 2011

deep dark brown eyes

of one who does not demonstrate the intelligence of a supreme being

yet has the understanding and intelligence of the deeper meaning of life

who was to know?

always there

taken for granted

your pain

how foolish was i to think and dismiss your feelings

never understanding your depth of love

your unconditional acceptance of my ugliness

my careless demonstration and neglect

how unkind

i was supposed to know better

i was supposed to be intelligent

and knowledgeable

yet i

better than you

was less of a person

with all my knowledge and understanding i was the lesser being.

i ask for your forgiveness of my ignorance of life

my arrogance has brought me to my knees......


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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      jujubees, upon reading this beautiful lament again, I believe you are speaking for mankind....for humankind..when..when we finally realize the many many levels of our cruelties, neglect, mis"use" and dismissal of our sentient fellows on this earth. Your words apply across the spectrum of our behaviors, on all levels, towards animals; sentient beings. Again, thank you.

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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      Awesome , and you are forgiven you have to forgive yourself.... Is what I hope someone would say......:-] Great write.

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      Binaya.Ghimire 6 years ago

      From mundane you take the readers into the subtle truth.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      How very sorrowful, jujubees..with remorse like this and love that shows through...I am sure you are forgiven...and understood. Absolutely beautiful and so, so sad. Awesome Beautiful UP

      I want to add: Bless the Beasts and the Children.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      A remorse when expressed with all sincerity is always a good act. Lovely way of asking for forgiveness. Great piece

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      QudsiaP1 6 years ago

      A beautiful tribute to a request for forgiveness, bravo.