Blog entry by Alan Chapman

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by Alan Chapman - Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 6:39 PM
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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,

realising now,

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. 


And so,

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.





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