If only I had decided to remember
Then, then now I have decided to re-examine,
That which has so affected me, so I could return.
I could if I so wished now revisit
The places, the people, to go over and ensure history is recovered.
Purely in my mind I have the power to re-engage
What has long since gone, to find old embers and re-ignite
The situations, the conflict, the passion, maybe the old reprobate.
For people are the cause, deliberately or otherwise, relinquishing
Authority, humanity, love, discipline, perhaps responsibility.
If we can look observe, not to see it all as remedial
And not to be negative, no steps back should be retrograde.
Rather to begin to comprehend this revolution
Of the worlds previous order, was it all a rehearsal?
For now, this is the life, that should be, do we resemble
A divine image of what is meant to be or have we got it wrong; irrevocably.
For looking back we are tempted to see the hurt personified and the evil renegade
Then the temptations from the base emotions to seek revenge
Although the nicer of us, perhaps the middle class term it retribution.
History has taught us the most damning of intellectual pursuits is reparation.
A politicians revenge, this art of financial recompense,
As if love, so forcibly removed
Can ever be bought; instead we cause the underlying tensions only to re-evolve.
If we truly believed in a better world then we would re-evaluate,
Seek peace, justice and with our enemy find reconciliation.
Blame, defence, blame, and then retaliation
Doesn’t actually lead to a world which has been redefined
On God given principles which each and every day in our hearts he recreates.
To find a world that in our hearts, in our communities and beyond that rejuvenates
The love of God in each of us, takes away any notion of seeking retorsion,
Rather it can only be by seeking God’s gift of redemption;
Forgiveness is the greatest gift from God to us which we then replicate
To each other, else the gift from our redeemer
Becomes so pointless. We need to reconcile
With a purity of heart where we are only interested in resuscitating
A shared world, the breath of peace and reconciliation,
Then everything we experience is worth remembering.