After cleansing myself with yesterday’s poem, I took inspiration from today’s Poetic Asides prompt, which called for a judging poem. (Useful, when that’s what I’m trying not to do with this situation…it’s hard enough to fathom without the subconscious fiery anger and judgement that goes with this territory.) Anyway, here we go – ‘Passing Judgement’.
I know I have no right to judge your path
Until I have worn your shoes, and felt your pain.
Your choice was just that – yours,
and maybe it wasn’t even a choice.
I’m still wrapping my head and heart around that
It still weighs heavily, as I affirm my right to forget
The choice I made the day we met
To respect you through all things, and yet…
The path you took still baffles me
And four years on, I struggle to see
What it was that drove you there
To that point, past all care.
I have not walked that jagged path
Though pain is something I have known
I try each day to make my peace
With the fact that you are gone.
Wishing you peace and strength on your journeys,