NaPoWriMo 2012: nineteen


The Ballad of Being Human

Possibly, you've made intentional mistakes.
Possibly, you've caused irreparable harm.
Possibly, you've taken the long road
more times than you'd care to admit.

Possibly, you've made people smile.
Possibly, you've helped more than you know.
Possibly, you've opened your heart,
beautiful when you least expected.

Possibly, you've snapped over something tiny.
Possibly, you've torn into someone undeserving.
Possibly, you've felt so belittled
you belittled everyone else below you.

Possibly, you've laughed like a child.
Possibly, you've acted generously.
Possibly, you've forgiven someone
who broke everything you held dear.

Possibly, you've broken promises.
Possibly, you've played small when you weren't.
Possibly, you've seen the darkness inside
yourself come frothing out, unstoppable.

Possibly, you've sung babies to sleep.
Possibly, you've worked overtime.
Possibly, you've saved a life just by
knowing the right words to say.