Do the trees care

In

Out

My breath like the wind

Ever-changing

As people live

Observing, obsessing

Regretting

 

Who cares

About the notion

Of success

Money, power, looks

The pain

Stemming from

My heart

 

Words

 

Do the trees

Care

About that embarrassing mistake

That one time

 

Do they care

That you said

Something others thought wrong

Embarrassing, stupid

 

Do they care

About the feelings

You hurt

The people

You hurt

 

Even though

All

Is forgiven

 

Even when

They moved on

And don’t care

Now

 

Even if

You still feel

Bad

 

Guilt

Fills your veins

 

Trees don’t dwell

On the mistakes of life

 

They don’t care

About things of the past

 

The things done wrong

The words that went unsaid

The actions that you regret

 

Do people

Remember

The things that

Hurt

Even if all is forgiven

And forgotten

 

Yes

But they don’t

Care anymore

 

Do you

Care anymore

 

Why do you

Care

 

Why are you still

Guilt ridden

 

Why can’t you just

Let

Go

 

Why

Why

Why

 

Anxiety

 

It fills your veins

Controls your life

 

What if

What if

What if

 

Do people care

About the stupid things

Strangers do

From time to time

 

Do they remember and

Forgive

Those who hurt them

Over little, meaningless things

 

Do the trees

Care

About the mistakes

Of your past

 

No

They don’t

So why should you

Anymore

 

Breath, exist

Like a tree

All knowing of its woes

Uncaring of one’s past

 

And learn

To forgive

 

To let go

And

 

To live

This poem is about: 
Me

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