by Tony P.

Sometimes as I play the scenarios is my life
I sighed and whisper--"what if it was all a misunderstanding"
Cause of the pain from my past I let it interfere with my present
Not realizing that I couldn't change the past 
Just accept the consequences of my previous actions

The pain or joy have ceased with time
Now that I'm older and can better rationalize
The errors of my ways and the mistakes that I made
No eraser could erase nor correction type mask
Never saying never for I would soon repeat

Misunderstanding the previous mistake I soon repeated
Cause just accepting the mistakes was not the way
But learning and growing is what I should have done
Not building walls or burning bridges behind me
Misunderstanding is foolish thinking by me

When you can along I wasn't quite ready not until today
I finally realized that my nonchalant or cavalier ways
Was just a misunderstanding of the pain from my past
The self-fulfilling prophecy that I believe was nothing but pain
Trying to keep me from looking ahead and believing in you

Misunderstanding has been replaced by understanding
You are not she or them or they nor was you the cause
My mind was the lock that guarded my heart
A lock of misunderstanding filled with fear and entwined with doubt

Misunderstanding by Tony P.

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