I’ve got enough experience
being bad
to know when
I do Good.

I need no one’s approval
or validation,
except my own.
Because I own me.

Maybe once in a while
I need my Ego
scaled back
I need to get checked.

But mate,
let’s not focus on
our faults.
Let’s build better

Let’s be better than
our past
our anger
our hatred.

No. I’m not saying
forget, but
do forgive.

Be angry at past injustice,
but don’t let it
consume you
with hatred.

Remember what Love looks like.

Remember its quiet voice,
its awkward smile,
and forgiving nature.