The longer we live, the more the doubt,
a picture of the past in our mind.
It comes in widescreen view,
as the details begin to unwind.
Among the people that appear to us,
relatives who have since passed away.
Regrets of words unspoken to them,
at the moment, on that particular day.
At the altar a couple exchanging vows,
they stare into each other’s eyes.
Dreams of a perfect life together,
will turn out to be one of deceit and lies.
In divorce court the two will stand,
before a judge who will issue a decree.
That breaks the bond between them,
so they can be single and free.
The collateral damage is a young child,
left with his mother, while the father went away.
But as the years passed by,
plans to see the child fell into disarray.
The memory comes to a conclusion,
a grown man stands in his presence.
Will he forgive his father for his conduct,
his travels and long absence?
Oh the doubt created in the mind,
as one attempts to recreate an event.
But time can corrupt our memories,
and confuse the data sent.
For our mind is selective in what is remembered,
our perception lacks an accurate portrayal.
History can be unkind as memories fade,
the truth may be a betrayal.
Therefore, maybe it is more realistic,
to stop second-guessing prior actions.
For time cannot be modified or replaced,
not in its entirety or even a fraction.
Remember the good we have done in our life,
rest assured we gave it our best.
Make amends for the bad we cannot change,
for the lessons are the true test.
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