REPOST

PURIFICATION

 

How can I forgive

What I daily relive;

Smile and pretend?

Pray to mend?

Sigh and shrug?

Sweep under the rug?

Stay in the closet?

Believe I caused it?

 

Will folks know

Or whisper low?

Will speaking up

Remove this cup

Or staying mum

Keep me numb?

 

I cannot run

From what’s done;

Erase or rewrite

Make wrong right.

I’m not to blame

For this shame.

All who moan

Are not alone.

 

I will restore

Each day more;

Stand tall,

Survive the fall;

Again soar,

Win my war.

 

Trust won’t betray

One fine day;

None will fear

Stranger or peer.

Finally, we’ll live;

No need to forgive

Or see

Another me.

 

 

About John Northcutt Young

I write. Remember making-up stories from spelling words in the fifth grade. A journalism degree followed. Thanks for looking. View all posts by John Northcutt Young

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