forgiving the past

It was the past he was most determined to forget

Storing it under lock and key

Then throwing the key away

Hoping that it would stay hidden in the dark forever

She wondered what he was hiding from

Why he did not want to face it

She wondered what scars lay deep below the surface

Not given adequate attention to heal

She knew well the struggle it was to face the past

Accept the decisions that had been made

Choosing to forgive mistakes

Then step openly into the future

She knew the tug of war that went on inside of her

Before she opened up her own locked box

She was grateful she found the key

Amazed she had the courage

She knows it is his own battle to fight

But she just wants to see him happy

Free from inner demons

Smiling widely from deep inside