Before I Say Anything

Before I say anything
I must think about the consequence of my words
The weight they carry can tear apart or heal or have no affect on the heart
But I feel like I have to be the better person and express myself eloquently

Before I say anything
I usually calculate and try to imagine what the future will hold
Yesterday doesnít predict tomorrow but Iíve caused some sorrow
And so I must hold myself to a higher standard going forth

Before I say anything
I must be able to understand and sympathize
And though eyes may judge me for who and what Iíve been in the past
I learned to forgive myself and move forward with a better sense of direction

Before I say anything
Know that I too feel the frustrations and vexations
I donít have any control of the world or the people around me
Only my actions
With peace of mind
Impassive while gathering and organizing my thoughts

Before I say anything
Please understand that I am a flawed man still working on myself
The hammer I hold now helps build a new foundation over the old
Because the words I speak seek the purpose Iíve been looking for
Written by wallyroo92
Author's Note
For the Mantra comp.

Been trying to work on something for a while, so my thanks to Ahavati and her piece "The Sacred Pause" for inspiring me.
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