A Plea For Understanding

Written by: Sharon Rose Piwang

have patience with this faulty soul

make not requests for things I am just now unable to achieve 

have patience with this faulty soul 

forgive my shortcomings and cover with grace
the mistakes I make and will continue to make 

pardon the wrong roads I travel and may currently be on 

please understand I have so many plans and problems and responsibilities and realities and lack the bravery to face them

have patience with this faulty soul 

for the things you know I could be but I have not yet become 

have patience with this faulty soul 

for the harm caused by my misbuilt altars and rash decisions and complacency

for today standing to reach the sky and tomorrow huddling right back to the broken ground 

for this journey that I am taking 
but I don't yet know my destination