Poem: Does Time Really Heal? – 09/04/21

I wonder to myself, does Time heal most wounds?
Does it help scab over the surface of gashes 
more permanently than over a clumsy bruise?

Will it fix the mistakes, 
the errors of time gone by?
Allowing for a reprieve, 
a chance to redo the actions, rather than saying goodbye?

Or perhaps Time heals the wounds and allows the person
a chance to move on after aching for many moons. 
Maybe the healing is a motion that simply occurs
the less we think of them, 
a widened universe that wouldn’t allow us to forget them so soon,
but then thoughts of them gently intrude. 

We needed the chance to digest the actions, 
the gashes, the slashes, emotional warfare, and then…
we have healed, it has taken Time, this we do know, 
forgiveness may appear stupidity or ignorance, 
but people are human, and mistakes we must allow for, 
and dismiss, and for the future, know.  

© 2021 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved.    
Photo by Aron Visuals on Unsplash               

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