Toxic Tongue

My history of self includes misdeeds,
blunders of reckoning and stupid goofs.
I misread data and white-washed the needs
of truthfulness, while scorning all the proofs.

Mistakes exist to make men learn through pain
and loss, to pay more care to understand
that other souls are like links on one chain,
and each knows the same agonies, first hand.

The miscalcs and wrong choices from the past,
serve well to keep our compass in a spin.
Our karmic lesson plan and tasks were cast
before we sensed our Soul's true origin.

A profound cosmic prod is requisite,
to turn away from drinking Evil's spit.
One learns his 'bottom' is his hightest prize
in that it points the way beyond all lies.