Curved alleys of life traversed, usher often to roads steady and straight
Toughening resolve within, to floor inevitable baffling baits
Inchmeal, wet drenching tears dry up aged weeping wounds
Shielding them from ripples, of trying puddles and pools.
Many a shoulder is offered, to bury in them
Only soon to uncover, dent of smirk deep,
on their tepid face.
Sifting through, edifying experiences bygone (Some invited and others meant to be)
Indelible lessons obtained, ebb delusive illusions away.
True inferences, when seasoned we draw, run deeper than silhouette of words
While mean-spirited many, feed on mix-ups of well-meaning notes.
Brushes aside this age, seeking comfort from sobriety within
Resonance of goodness this brings, with assurances to stand by the day.
Gestures of kindness unshackled, by colour, rank or religion, bare souls divine
Unlike the kindness delivered, on merits of gains that shine.
Stoic endurance is pushed by chronically foul and guile
But, providence opens its door, to shut them up well in its while.
Lessons learned- plain and priceless, keep us from fumble and fall
A legacy great to bequeath, to legatees by choice and default.
Comes in its time, lingers awhile, beckoning embrace not rejection
Pray! Ignore not, your lessons' call; like the wise, take it all.