*Note: To grow we must take a look at ourselves to determine what we can do better. The truth does not have to hurt, instead it can propel us forward to living a better life.
Lift up your head keep moving on,
What happened is not your fault.
You hurt others and stole from them
Now you can’t believe that you got caught.
You justify your actions by saying
you only stole that what you need.
While others obtain what they have
by working hard, sweat, and bleed.
You drink in the club then choose to drive
Your journey is not too far
Your choice leaves a young mother no longer alive
And you justify now where you are.
It is not my fault someone is dead
The bar let me drink too much
They should have taken my keys away is your excuse
You rationalize by saying this, that, such and such.
Your cell phone rings, you pick it up
And then begin to text.
You glanced down for a moment
Not expecting what would come next.
There was no screeching of your tires
You hit at a high rate of speed
Another casket must now be ordered
A casket for an infant is the need.
The auto maker they are the problem
Your excuse so obviously lame
But this cannot be your fault
For never are you to blame.
“I can’t believe my wife has left me”
And you speak ill of her to friends
But of course you omit your contributions
That brought your marriage to an end.
You stayed out all hours of the night
And expected your relationship to resume
You ordered your wife to ignore it
As you made up excuses for the smell of perfume.
You only hit her a few times
To remind her of her place
So proud of your manhood
But lying about the marks on her face.
She finally decided to leave you
“She has no reason” that’s what you claim
Of course it’s all her fault
Because never are you to blame.
You arrive again late to work
It doesn’t matter, your boss is a jerk.
They still need to pay me
Even though I don’t truly work.
Most of the time I spend on my cell phone
Texting friends and getting nothing done.
Then I complaining when there are layoffs
And find out I am the only one.
“How could they let me go”
Again excuses are your fame
“I worked hard for that company”
Again, never are you to blame.
I received my mail today
I read the first letter and then next one.
Anger possesses me,
As I am informed I am now in collections.
I charged and never paid back
It’s the same story as through the ages
I can’t believe that now the court
Is allowing garnishment of my wages.
I signed a contract and I stopped paying.
I know that to be true.
But of course that is not the story
That I eve relay to you.
“I did not like them and they are lame”
Is your poor excuse.
Never mentioning your contribution
Of constant verbal abuse.
“They should let me out of my commitment “
Yep, that is your claim to fail.
It is always someone else’s fault
For never are you to blame.
The moral is of this story is evident
And easy for all to see.
The problem is not always someone else
And you should proclaim “The problem is me.”
So learn from your behavior.
Rebuild the value of your name.
Take responsibility for your actions
And realize sometimes you are to blame.