Gary Edward Geraci

Mine to Carry

I’ve cast a weight...    

       Yours to carry.

Hit hard, heart of hate;    

       Bitter! Better to bury.  


Forever friends, fine    

       Until that blade was sunk.

A forgotten past does shine    

       Past the good now debunk.  


Young years gone by.    

       Cheers! Joys of birth.

Jeers! Mirth now a cry.    

       Is this what it’s worth?  


But is it really you    

       I’ve hurt? For says God,

Full of mercy too,    

       “Truth be told, you’re both flawed!”  


“You’ve fixed a stone    

       Upon your back.”

Brown broken bricks thrown:    

       A loaded burlap sack.  


It’s only I that ache    

       For what I’ve placed.

To sever and take,     

       All that’s sound erased.  


To never forgive    

       Is to forget

The forgiveness He’ll give    

       You first must beget.  


To free her for good,    

       We’re freer to laugh.

Our friendship withstood,     

       Christ’s glory our path.  


- Gary Edward Geraci