How can you smile
when hate is what you’ve received all your life.
How can you love,with wounds so deep.
Your heart used,abused and hurt.
How can you give when
all you had was snatched away from you.
How can you forgive
when mercy is alien to you.
What do you say to a soul
so broken and battered.
How do you provide rays of comfort ?
People told me to make peace with my past
then only could I step towards the future.
At first stubborn was I,
I didn’t want to let go of the pain
‘coz then I’d have nothing to hate.
My life would lose meaning
if I forgave those who hurt me.
Days later I got thinking
trying won’t cause any harm.
So each day I made myself
forgive those who caused me pain.
As I looked into the mirror each day
I saw a much stronger person,
I was taken aback a little.
“How?” is the question I keep asking myself,
how did this come to be?
“Should I embrace this new person I see
or run as far as my legs take me.”
I’m beginning to feel
to love and care for people.
I see that hatred being washed away
and I’m feeling the weight lift off day by day.
I think I can feel the corners of my mouth
shape a smile across my face.
I think I’ve found peace,I found happiness.