Circular Furrows

Forgiveness beckons. Pride resists,
as inner demon fires are fed.
Insanity is made of this.

Creating nightmares, ego’s kiss
entwines with hate’s recurring thread.
Forgiveness beckons; pride resists.

Meticulously keeping lists
of grievances—all done and said,
insanity is made of this.

Without a compass, dreamers miss
the portal where the veil is shed.
Forgiveness beckons; pride resists.

Wake up! Decide to reminisce
on episodes that haven’t bred
insanity. It’s made of this:

Abolishment of quiet bliss;
retreat from roads where, straight ahead,
forgiveness beckons. Pride resists.
Insanity is made of this.



2006 Mary Boren
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