The Coin of Strength

A ledger kept within the soul
accounts the history
of every slight and wrong we’ve known
with corresponding fee.

Redress this pain so undeserved,
amend these wounds received,
but name it justice or revenge
the diff’rence is perceived.

The measure of a person’s worth,
the balance of a life,
can’t be addressed in black and red
or be repaid in strife.

Accrue a wealth of tolerance,
invest in empathy.
Forgiveness is the coin of strength
and peace, prosperity.