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Scott Edward Cole: Music

Caritas

(Cole)
You press your lips
against the window,
to kiss the beauty
spread before you.

Then, press your hand
against your heavy heart--
to ease the pain of
all you are losing.

Lay down your arms
at your feet,
Courage to admit defeat.
The circle incomplete.

And though it seems
too much to bear,
it's far from over...

Can you find it
in your heart
to forgive yourself?

(Guilty of the ugliest crimes
perpetrated time after time,
I can't believe I did what I did,
I can't believe you said what you said.

The hatred that you can't disguise.
The jealousy no one denies.
That bitterness lives in your eyes.
These traits in me you recognize.)

Can you find it
in your heart
to forgive yourself?