What was?

What was the pact?

Our soulful tie

That brought us both together?


What was the reason?

Our paths converged

If no permanence in forever?


What was the lesson?

The learnings revealed

That required so much pain?


What was the glue?

The cement that set

That cracked when under strain?


What was the purpose?

The divine intent

Of sharing what we shared?


What was the bond?

That couldn’t hold

The views we never aired?


What was the moment?

The shifting gear

That set this course in action?


What was the cause?

The single act

That ceased all further traction?

Self Respect

I stand in the crowd, observing their faces

And I feel their fear, their perceived, covered bases

Society dictates, that we all toe the line

And woe and behold those, who deem to decline

It takes courage and guile, to carve your own path

When projections and opinions, can litter your hearth

Yet our purpose in life, is to discern our own way

To gain self-perception, to not let your thoughts stray

To know that there are, hard lessons to learn

It is our own self-respect, that we all have to earn

So suspend what you think, what you think you should do

In this way, to your heart and self, you’ll be true