Can you see beyond tomorrow,
Past your selfishness and pain?
Have you no remorse or sorrow
For the ones you've hurt, through gain?
Do you not see peril looming
Through your egocentric lies?
Is your focus so consuming,
That you cannot hear their cries?
Are the small rewards you garner
Worth their sacrifice and grief?
Did you know your actions linger
In their hearts without relief?
All the words that you have spoken,
All the chaos you have shared,
All the hearts that lie here broken,
Could, in theory, have been spared.
Had you thought beyond your vision,
Past the fix of your desire;
Weighed the cost of your decision …
All would not be dark and dire.
Yet, it matters not in hindsight,
For the past cannot be paused;
No amount of thought and insight,
Can repair the ache you've caused.
Lessons lost and chances taken,
Through your quest and countless sins;
Innocents have been forsaken,
Damaged by your thoughtless whims.
Ripples from your careless action,
Filter out beyond your hell …
Tell me … where's the satisfaction
In the heights from which you fell?