This

seeking forgiveness
for actions
not takenedit
words
not spoken
regrets
not unwarranted

youthful ignorance
gave way to
stilted maturation
not me
not my responsibility
not now
maybe later

later
oftentimes a no-show
later
may have passed
later
never was acknowledged

now
is the later you put off
now
is the time to right wrongs
now
is the time to say ‘I’m sorry’
now
is not to say ‘I’ll do better’
now
you relinquish the ignorance
now
you embrace knowledge
now
you recognize your injustices
now
you take charge
now
you stand up

Now.
You.

– Mark L. Lucker
© 2017
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About poetluckerate

I am a poet, writer and teacher who moved from Minnesota to New Orleans in 2008 to help rebuild the worst public school system in America. It is a huge challenge to say the least. Now, after ten years, I have returned home to my native Midwest. Writing - in many different forms and ways - has saved me untold thousands in therapy bills throughout the years. Reading my writings may do either the same - or just the opposite - for you. Read at your own risk, as I do not offer writer malpractice insurance. ;-{) I hope you enjoy what you read here.
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