PERDON (I'm sorry)
For thinking it was your fault
that I had a tangle-up tongue that asphyxiated my words
killing them slowly with stuttering grunts.
because in the reclusive hush I learned to organize my thoughts
writing down my feelings when I couldn't talk
and it was in that silence that I found my voice..
For the day I asked where were you when I got hurt?
when I was weak and my enemy strong
when my childhood ended when I was still too young
because you put the strength inside of my soul
to get back on my feet in spite of being hurt
and someday help myself and those that can't carry the cross..
For the day when I cursed my luck
at living in the misery of a country of the third world
raised between poverty, disease and war
because it was there that I learned the benefits of hard work
learning that honesty, health and love
have much more value than precious gold..
For the day I turned my back at you and refused to pray
when life went wrong and I lost my faith
I took my leave and became astray
Because you always have keep me safe
even as I stormed off and walked away
you guided my steps to where I am today.
PERDON for my ego and my vanity
fueled by my childishness and stupidity
PERDON for my rage and obstinacy
sustained by my fear and incompetency
PERDON that it took me so long to understand
that GOD you work in mysterious ways.
2/20/2015 ( 1 /23/2024)