By Michael W. Raley
Haunted by the ghosts of decisions past,
My life of late has been filled with regret
From one fateful choice,
Which set off a chain of events
I cannot undo.
I saw the problem on the horizon,
But I chose to look the other way.
My instincts warned me,
But I refused to listen.
I now find myself here,
Trying to rebuild a shattered life,
Attempting to climb out of this bottomless pit.
I now ponder how I can forgive myself
For what has happened,
Forgive myself for the series of failures
My life has become.