Following Kites

Oh God, that such beauty and goodness could exist…

A companion’s friendship,
An uncle’s praise,
A father’s acceptance.

A neighbor’s esteem,
A teacher’s encouragement,
A girl’s favor.

A wife’s love,
A brother’s forgiveness,
A son’s trust.

Out of cowardice, shame.
Out of shame, humility.
From humility, repentance.
From repentance, forgiveness.
In all of these, love.

Oh God, that such could exist…

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