Today I slipped,
And shame took over.
I slipped because I let the uncertainty in,
The fear, the sadness,
I ignored all of those -
And then the quest for power got the chance.
I saw it in my interactions with my children,
Regret washed over.
To myself and others.
I saw the red light and took the oath to let the grace in,
To take it easy.
What we let in is what we become.
I gave the oath that:
Regret will be my guiding light,
And not the knife in the heart.
An apology will be my admission,
And not self-righteousness that slowly kills.
I will let the grace in
After every mistake.
After every darkness
I will shine the light again.
Every mistake is an opportunity to stop,
To listen, grow and change,
And I will do just that.
I slipped today,
But I won't let that define my day or me.