The Way

The young have ego in abundance
there’s mostly nothing they lack
in the way of courage
Of standing their ground and
feeling so proud
even if they are so proudly
mistaken.

The line between child and
adulthood is invisible
transition all too often
painful

One moment an adult
next,
still a child.
They buffer back and forth
in the twilight zone
’til they reach that certain
point of no return

still thinking that school
is the end of all their lessons
and life can now begin

but,

as we humans age we then
discover so much from
past mistakes, which tend to
teach our ego what it is to be
humble
bringing a sense of unity
to others and, the world.

Compassion, compassion
the learned teachers say

Truth is found in silence
healing wounds too deep
to mention
and,

forgiving the unforgivable
is the way of love.

~*~

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16 is a strange age. One minute she acts like an adult, the next, behaving like a child and… I am learning these lessons.  LOL

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