Forgive me,that I may frown whilst
you offer up your hand;
life has made a sceptic of once a finer man.
Betrayed by grandly spoken words from others lips;
twas their actions that failed to fit.
I in my innocence
took it to myself and tossed and turned
with anger,judgement and self pity.
Forgive me,that I ventured as a wayward
would,sometimes (as you know)
it is inevitable that one will get lost;
it is in loosing man gains the most;
when he can stand alone without adornments,
without self wanting and praise;
naked as the day birth brought him here,
then and only then,does he live as planned ;
selfless,without conceit ,able to give
without exception,just because he can.
Forgive me,that my vision is clouded,
I am but a man and as such often use
my strength for selfish needs,yet
I am learning;in truth I know more
is given when life is lived as it is
instead of pursuing ego’s thoughts.
I know in giving I shall receive,
what I give out shall return to me.
I ask forgiveness with an open heart,
with the knowledge that I too must forgive,
For it is I that feels and decides, not another.
It is I that creates my happiness,my sorrow,
my belief,I who must live with myself;
It is said ‘To thine own self be true ’
and in so doing, one is true to all.
Forgive me,arrogance,vanity and pride,
fill me with compassion,empathy and love
I seek not to stand out,but to stand along side.