Blog entry by Alan Chapman
life was for the young foolish me
The man I was,
is almost impossible for me to forgive,
now that I am more grown.
It is challenging,
that the person I once imagined myself to be,
especially throughout my adult life,
is a person I now feel ashamed to have been.
Like each of us,
I was doing my best,
but my life seems to me,
a much better example of failure and foolishness,
than of anything good.
I am just beginning my life as a reborn person.
At an age that many people do not reach.
The person I am now forgives who I was,
but also recognises,
that I was not someone I would want as a friend now.
I pity the man I was.
life was for the young foolish me.
I wasted my life by believing I knew myself.
I did not.
I see now that I wasted my life.
This is perhaps the best I can offer,
from my wasted life:
An example of how not to live.
Love every beautiful moment.
Love yourself as you are,
not who you think you should be.