Freedom of Rebirth

Freedom of Rebirth

No longer can I ignore the history of you

you made me learn to hate, to spite my face, but never to love.

You taught hypocrisy, begrudging empty honesty

like a thousand hurdles I jumped to finally erase all black memories.

So many years have passed between you and now

so long I longed for you to say those words

they never came.  Instead I lived a drought waterless and barren.

With age came erasing which helped to catch a breath of clarity

to suddenly breathe a fresh air of conscience is redeeming

ah yes the final resuscitation has begun and I the better man

shirtless and born again into the comfort I once knew as me.