Echoes from the Past


Discounted

Ashamed

The words you say to me

Direct anger and blame

How did we get here

An echo from the past

A culture of damaged ego’s

An echo that still lasts

Why does this pain attach itself

In a developmental chain

One that binds us to miscommunication 

Leaving an indelible stain

What is most disturbing 

In the miscommuniqué

The fact we do not see this

The emotional transactions that we pay

Take away the preconception

Take away the defensive beliefs 

Listen openly together

Diminish much of the grief

Have I lost all credibility?

Have I no valid point to make?

How do we break this cycle?

What is the cost it will take?

Blood is thicker than water

But in a tide of fallen tears

A diluted pool of sorrow

Separates those close to us who are near

A memory can bind us together

A memory can also enslave

How do we heal from the past

Must see the true forms outside of Plato’s cave

Pull back from the platitudes

This plants a harmful seed

Take ego out of the equation 

Maybe then we can proceed

Begin in the middle

Use the golden mean

Train ourselves to forgive

In what cannot be foreseen 
DCG

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