Music: AC/DC – “Thunderstruck”
Location: Getting on the road
Since we’re headed back home today, there probably won’t be a lot to report later. With that in mind, I decided to share another poem that was written earlier in the week.
I occasionally write down first lines that come to me and store them for later use. This one was born from that collection. It made me think about relationships in my life and how I often keep folks at arm’s length, more so if they’ve hurt me in the past.
I’m sorry to say I can be a stubborn ass,
I know I should just let certain things pass,
It can be hard to overcome historical ill,
People can change despite how I sometimes feel,
Burnt bridges can be rebuilt if both sides try,
But finding a reason to do so can be hard to identify,
Is it worth all the would-be work and trouble?
Or is it best to leave it buried under ash and rubble?
My judgment is clouded by the experiences of the past,
And the gulf between us have become cold and vast,
Do I hold back due to my ego and wounded pride?
Or because I fear further hurt deep inside?
I suppose I shouldn’t be that way. Life is too short to keep folks at arm’s length. We should love, forgive and move on. I imagine our world would be a better place if more people did that.