Powerful emotion guiding our ways

Impacting action dictating days

Longing forgiveness release from pain

Searching for sunshine in pouring rain


Reflect on what you’re guilty about

Response awakens with a shout

Has your life been controlled by shame

Blame shaping actions diluting fame


Do what you do to quiet the guilt

So you feel better about your own quilt

Engaging expressions of righteousness

Keep others from knowing your real self


Is your life hidden under this guise

Does the shrouding keep you alive

Not pretty or squeaky clean

Cycle repeats a nightmare dream


Can you break the chain of your prison

Daylight awaits guilt subsides with decision

To reveal the life that’s yours to have

Let go of the guilt don’t feel so bad


What are the places where guilt is a driver in your life?

How might you change that?

What would be the benefit?

– Stewart Levine ©

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