Life's Crosses

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We all carry thoughts of guilt, shame and regrets. We call them our "cross to bear." This poem is meant to offer hope that the burdens we carry can be lightened by forgiving ourselves for our mistakes.

Submitted: December 20, 2012

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We each bear our crosses;

made of different wood;

depends upon the forest;

where in life we stood.

Crosses heavy; no matter

from where they came;

some made of sorrow;

others made of shame.

Guilt adds to the weight;

words spoken out in haste;

Then there are regrets;

opportunities let go to waste.

Loves cast aside; not valued

as the gifts meant to be;

Thoughtless acts committed;

that only now we see.

We each bear our crosses;

made of different wood;

depends upon the forest;

where in life we stood.

Each step we take a task;

under heavy burdens born;

a lifetime of living; upon

on our weary shoulders worn.

At times the crosses feel

as if they’re made of stone;

So heavy is the weight;

we trudge through life alone.

It’s only when we lay it down;

that we can realize;

That love and joy abound;

right before our eyes.

We each bear our crosses;

made of different wood;

depends upon the forest;

where in life we stood.

Carve them with forgiveness;

While shaping them with care;

Make the load much lighter;

the crosses that we bear.


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