Whose actions left me angry.
One questioned how I spent my days,
Another who I was.
With years I’ve come to realize
My problems didn’t stem from them.
In fact they inadvertently
Gave gifts that I was slow to see:
I learned to look with honest eyes
At my ways and at my acts;
I learned about forgiveness
Both for them and for myself.
©2017 John I. Blair, 10/23/2017