Some point on the line of living

Life slows to a sense of forgiving

Forgive me this let go of that

Plodding forward on jagged track


Not easy gets more complicated

Moving along sometimes belated

Clarity comes after the act

Understanding after the fact


That trick simple mind plays

Trodden path counting days

Don’t have forever here on earth

Birth begins dying no matter worth


Happens inside some point in time

Body fails we lose brine

Muscles weaken hearts flutter

Speech slurred eloquent stutter


Days become numbered bodies get thick

When we reflect it’s gone by too quick

Thinking back on youthful reign

Remember pleasure when faced with pain


Endurance focus joy in this place

Provide footholds on your path to grace

Remember pleasure not what to expect

Let joyous giving salve each sense of regret


Do you know that holding onto a past betrayal you suffer the consequences of stress?

Do you know the letting go of forgiveness is a gift to yourself you can do unilaterally?

– Stewart Levine ©

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