When I reflect and look upon A darkened memory stain my mind is full of sad regrets Decisions etched with pain . The would have, could have choices. I now see as so clear Back, then, I saw as clouded confusing what was dear. How sore are twisted muscles Looking at things long gone I struggle with perspective Cause I knew right from wrong Im caught up in my story Embarrassed still to tell The fun that was my focus Blinders took hold, too well I walked and lived in clothing A style that seemed to fit But honesty came knocking A bottom needed hit My mind replays the struggle At times a hamsters wheel Seems payment for my choices Regret, penance I feel. A heavy heart has moments old choices, they attack I wish I held the clock’s time I’d turn the years all back Each day I live accepting It seems my weight to bare. A hurtle brand new choices. To laugh and love and care. Inside theres strength and power New choices how I live A bathroom mirrors waiting It’s time…..release, forgive. Sandi Lafferty
With a career path including faith ministry, Sandi promotes learning and helping others with a focus of choice through challenge thinking and the healing power of poetry.