Shadow I Created

This breeze,
Blowing through a blue sky day
No clouds,
With slow memories
Drifting past my way
Years of days
Traversing this earth,
Concentrated on bad decisions,
How much was truly taken from that circumcision.

Raising youths
In the shadow I created.
Moving life indiscriminately
So they avoid things that I hated.
Constant belief,
Experiences and knowledge
Won’t be enough,
At some point,
They will face life.
In its tumultuous phases
Bringing triumph and disaster
With multiple faces.

Fighting through
Of generational
Finding that
One ray of sun
With unlimited possibility.
Through experience,
My pain is their base.
Their seeds
Are planted in a new place.

The vision clear.
Success near.
The joy
Upon their dimpled cheeks.
It is just that
Moment of peace,
That I’m longing to seek.
Striving for tomorrow’s sun
To witness
Us stronger
Than when this day begun.