For my silence
That cost you
Your home, your life

For my prejudices
That robbed you
Of respect and a fair fight

For my inactions
And my cowardliness
For my excuses
And my shamelessness

I deeply and sincerely
With all my heart apologize
For my inactions had consequences
I never realized.

I’m not making excuses
There is nothing I can say that’ll suffice
But I still wanted to say sorry
To let you know that I now empathize.

Everyone makes mistakes, they said
That’s how you learn;
But some mistakes let me tell you
Are not worth the lesson learnt

Some mistakes turn into guilt
They are like scars on your heart
They constantly remind you of your mistake
Until the mistake becomes your life’s part

Nothing that I say or do
Can make things alright
Nothing I say or do
Can bring back your life

So, in my feeble attempt to cure my guilt
As a small consolation, that it was not all in vain
On my life, I promise you this
I’ll never make the same mistake again.


An old promise to someone

Seems such a stupid thing, to follow some rule, ‘cause you promised you would,

To live life a certain way, ‘cause you once said… ‘cause they thought you should.

Trust they say, should never be broken and promises should be kept,

But is it still breaking someone’s trust, if the person is no longer there?

How is it still a promise if it is not to someone;

How does that count as a betrayal if no one cares?

Stupid rules and stupid beliefs,

Not to question them but to be.

But you still do it, everyday;

Live by that rule and pretend,

That it matters, what you do and how you live,

 Cause you are not forgotten and never will be.

Because they remember you and they care,

What you do with your life and how you flare!

So you keep your promises and go on, to live your life,

Because they are special to you and they always will be.