Bitter Slave

By: Earl W. Haskins

When families fight and will not speak
Or lasting peace they will not seek


Upon a death they’ll fight no more
And then they'll ask what was it for


More bitterness must not be sown
It serves no good as time has shown


So mend your soul and bind the beast
Forgive the one who earns it least


Compassion then becomes the host
For those you know that need it most


Set free a slave if you so choose
And cut those chains you need to lose



"When someone does something wrong, don't forget all the things they did right." ~ Unknown