As the tinge of sunset hit the beach,
I walked along the shore of memory.
Looking back I saw the waves reach
And clean out the footprints that were once jeopardy.
Every time that I was broken and weak,
I always thought it was the worst there could be.
Then came along a more vicious one, so to speak.
I blamed it all on fate and hoped it would let me be.
As I walked along, I saw the horizon
Those hues reminded me of what I had been.
The good parts were downplayed for some reason.
Only the painful parts were all that were seen.
How I had lied to my dad,
How I had let down a friend,
How I had wasted time as an undergrad.
Were some of the things that played on without an end.
I felt the breeze soothe my face as I walked on,
It had it's effect on me, somehow I was calmer now,
I had let go of these mistakes, I had learnt and moved on.
The taunts had died, I had found peace and slowly self love.
All those mistakes built me up brick by brick.
All those lies made me realise who I was.
I learnt from them all but the change wasn't quick.
But I didn't reason with myself that any of them had a valid cause.
As I got near a fishing boat, I stopped walking.
I realised how my life wavered like the success of this boat.
Yesterday it had the most successful catch, it got everyone talking.
But today it returned empty handed with nothing to gloat.
I understood how I was flawed,
But I remembered how I corrected myself after every flaw.
I had forgiven myself, I had let go of the memories that clawed.
With every flaw that I found and corrected, I completed another part of the jigsaw.
Raghavendra B S