Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Prescription for relapse

If one falls back
On old ways, not yet inlearned
To press the big self destruct button,
What is the prescription
To not fall from grace
To the nth circle of hell?

A bandhan, self forgiveness,
A promise to rise,
Just one more time than
The times we fall?

A shoebeat, some ghee,
To calm the self, give discretion
Or some combination of all?

So I wonder how long
Is the rope of forgiveness
By which I hang and slip for years
Surely there is an end when the deeds run out
But I don't want to see that terminal end.

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