HAVE SEEN IT ALL.

Written by: melvin beckley


I have seen enough blood
To appreciate peace
I have seen enough human loss
To appreciate life

I have seen enough trouble 
To appreciate calm
I have tasted raw hate
To appreciate love

I have heard so many curses
To appreciate blessings
I have heard so many woes 
To appreciate appreciation

I have tasted enough bitterness
To appreciate sweetness
I have seen enough frowns
To appreciate smiles

I have heard many condemnations 
To appreciate praises
I have been pushed too far
To appreciate hugs

I have been in the darkness too long
To appreciate light
I have been in the cold too long
To appreciate warmth

I have been afraid too long
To appreciate confidence
I have lost so much 
To appreciate winning

I have heard so much noise
To appreciate quiet
I have left myself behind too long
To appreciate loving myself