On Making Amends

On Making Amends

When the music fades
And the dust settles
We shall stop and stare
At the vanity
Of all we strove for.

An eternity
Saw me hard-pressed, Child!
With goals, dreams and chores
I forgot to watch
You, twirling pretty.

I saw him laughing,

Dancing in the rain,
A pauper in glee;
While I sold my soul
For smiles, that were free?

You look radiant
Cradling your newborn,
A life of your own
To wrestle with; still
Save a dance for me?

A deluge of thoughts
Come arraigning and
Overwhelming me;
Naught ‘tween us now but
An apology.


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