Our Past vs Our Future

Past wrongs, past rights,
past fights and past flights.
Remembering the past is completely different,
then choosing to still live within it.
This creates a weight of resentment,
a bitterness towards unfair treatment.
Im in the same place as many of you;
Isolated & behind mental bars,
degraded, physical & emotional scars,
I know we men right?
so most assume our pain can only go so far...
But if my past is full of neglect and disrespect,
how do we just forget all of that?
we cannot...
We use the past failures
as a fuel for the future.
Do not let your past define you,
but let it serve to remind you,
of what paths not to take,
and what rules not to break,
and no my fellow human beings
we are not perfect,
but i speak these words of encouragement,
because we need it,
and most importantly we are worth it.

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