Past Revisited

I have a past that it is only mine

and no one else’s.

They have no notion of my misdeeds,

even the many sins I have perpetrated in it.

Now I know that those grievous faults

surely have been forgotten and forgiven

exclusively and solely by God’s mercy.

My past failures have perfected my life,

helping to forge the man I am nowadays,

one who learned from his mistakes and,

like an ancient phoenix,

has been reborn from his ashes.

May I show all my gratitude to this world,

doing all the good I can to my fellow ones, yet

forgiving them, as I have been forgiven.


Published in Spirit Fire Review, issue 10, June 2017.

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