Each step on the road I take,

Each step on this line of blood,

A bullet point on the list of suffering

-if only I could understand


Each generation left behind

Each life aligning in the eclipse of time

I barely breathe in this shade of ignorance

-if only you could understand


Each lesson I left too early

Each time I spurned wisdom older than me

Patterns etched deeper into my present self

-if only I could understand


Each breath I left behind

Each breath leaving the ones I’ve crossed

I try to set things right and beg forgiveness

-if only you could understand.


If I could take back the words, the days

If I could take your hand, have mercy

Fighting for something bigger than us

Voluntarily to give away all I have become.


Inspired by Tamer, Beautiful Crime

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