Patience & Forgiveness

At times I’m not who I want to be,
When clear & rational thinking I cannot see,
Human emotion includes anger & sadness,
It seems I cannot always keep my happiness,
Not intentionally making that choice,
I want to recognize this as part of my voice,
Lessons of a realization in still growing,
Within me there is still a knowing,
Nobody is perfect, is that an excuse?
If I’m at war with myself, I need a truce,
To be gentle with the mistakes made,
Life continues on, as the oceanic waves,
Patience & forgiveness of myself & others,
Emotion ranges like a spectrum of colors.