Smoke, in the haze of memory:
It is only time.
Time is the only medication
That has, as it’s cause, forgetfulness;
Healing through time,
Working to heal, through loss, the pain.
Yet, it is the individual that forgets
That will repeat the same mistakes
In blissfully unaware health.
And those pained souls that do not –
The steps taken to maintain self-preservation!
For, although those that forgive also forget,
Those that do not; do not.
There are some that forget, but do not forgive –
They live in fear.
There are others that do not forget, but forgive.
They live with their fear.
They master their fear and become strong.
They are brave.
For what is bravery if not being afraid –
And doing it anyway?
So, my advice is this:
“Do not forget and say,
‘Forget it.’ ”
Do not say, “I fear nothing.”
Say, instead, “I am afraid,
But not too afraid
To overcome my fears.”
Do not hide your fear, for then
Fear becomes your master.
Master it by acknowledging it
Without giving it control of you.
That is the beginning of wisdom.
It is the beginning of self-trust.
Combined – these are the beginnings