If I pretend it didn’t happen
Then maybe I lead myself astray
I never change my behavior
Yet I expect these problems to simply fade away
If only I could do something?
That would result in a net gain
If only I can avoid this cycle?
That keeps me attached to the pain
How do I recognize?
How will I make a change?
If and when I take some action?
If and when my priorities I rearrange?
If our mistakes don’t catch up with us
As this is why we must forgive
The ones that do catch up
Are the ones that we are certain to relive
The state of being penitent
Is overcome by learning from the unforgiven
When the scars run deep
One then tends to become the driven