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by Brian Francis

Errors made in acts and words
Burden the soul, worry the mind
Efforts suffered in younger days
Often Ill-considered and unkind

Selfishness is that cancer within
Tainting your thoughts with greed
Making your garden once bright
Overgrown with that thorny weed

Late in life those memories persist
when we had the chance to be kind
instead we chose the cardinal path
a moment of joy; torture resigned

Yet imagine a soul so perfectly clean
An indemnifier of all one might do
A virtuous redeemer with Midas’ touch
A creation of mind to cleanse you


Posted on 03/10/2019
Copyright © 2019 Brian Francis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Glenn Currier on 03/16/19 at 02:53 PM

Beautiful, Brian. Selfishness and pride a cancer persisting balanced and momentarily erased by kindness and the the touch of kindness or the thought of purity. Your word picture is a brief look into the shadow and light dwelling in the human heart. Thanks.

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