Ownership

I'll tell you this for nothing and you can believe it or not,

I've been around a while and I've felt life crack the whip,

And the spirits of decisions make sure they're not forgot,

And I promise you they'll haunt you until you take ownership.

 

Own your fears and mistakes, the heartaches, every last one,

I know the things I got right and I'm proud to own them too,

But that's the thing see, if you try to bury your head until they're gone,

You'll find them patiently waiting for the chance to haunt you.

 

Don't be too hard on yourself, it's not good for your health, but don't fool yourself either,

Be honest with your errors and take comfort in the right,

It's a hard road and a heavy load so give yourself a "breather,"

But shoulder your fair burden and accept it won't be light.

 

Every act from cradle to grave, the grudges you bore and things you forgave,

Were your choice and I know sometimes you didn't have all the facts,

But they're done now and there's no changing that, so be brave,

Take ownership of all your shit, every bit, if you want your sanity intact.

 

And there it is, in the end, it's only honesty that counts,

That's the price you pay for a life that's not fraught with torment,

Take ownership and say, "Yep I did that," and throw away your doubts,

Because you have to own your life to its absolute full extent.

◄ Inevitably Ours

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Mae Foreman

Sun 28th Apr 2019 20:26

True and difficult to do. You are very brave, more than most.
Thank you dear Jason🎈
Mae

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Dorothy Webb

Sun 28th Apr 2019 10:42

Jason
Your last line is just so true - we can't blame others for our mistakes - we made them all by ourselves, so we should admit to them, forgive ourselves and learn from them.

Thank you for this honest reminder.
Dorothy

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 24th Apr 2019 22:55

To be honest, it's a hard one to live up to, but I still believe it's absolutely true.

J. x

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Heart of Lead

Wed 24th Apr 2019 22:36

Honesty... hard to be honest about everything. We shy away from being to boastful but less so than owning up to the mistakes we make. It's a good lesson and well executed. I'll keep it in mind.

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