Never give up

May 23, 2009

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There are living lies
They speak for generations
The soul’s deep darkness
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My grandfather’s decisions
He died before I was born
Were handed to my mother
They impacted her life
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His choices brought death
He set a path of darkness
Of emptiness guilt and shame
My mother followed
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Can children break the cycle
The empty way handed them
I discovered the answer
Absolutely “Yes”
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Determination
To not repeat the same way
Must be decided
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Then the search begins
Our questions must be honored
And never give up
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I have learned to live daily
Respecting self and others
Considering the unseen
Life larger than me
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Processing my life
Searching for what makes good sense
Looking for love is in me
Thirsty needing drink
I found that love seeking me
I was surprised by the joy
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I’m talking forty-four years
Forty years of marriage
Four daughters nine grandchildren
Life larger than pain
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Injustice must be dealt with
Lies must be exposed to light
Pride and lust be confronted
Greed under control
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Some are cynical
Blame is the name of the game
There’s another way to go
I know it found me
Through a passion for living
And loving friends to join me
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I have betrayed others
I have also been betrayed
This is true of all of us
I’ll lay down the stone
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My heart judges me
I don’t need you to do that
I need forgiveness
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