THE HEART WE SHOULD HAVE

THE HEART WE SHOULD HAVE

TWO FRIENDS WERE WALKING

THROUGH THE DESERT

DURING SOME POINT OF THE

JOURNEY, THEY HAD AN

ARGUMENT; AND ONE FRIEND

…SLAPPED THE OTHER ONE

IN THE FACE

 

THE ONE WHO GOT SLAPPED

WAS HURT, BUT WITHOUT

SAYING ANYTHING,

WROTE IN THE SAND

 

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND

SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE

 

THEY KEPT ON WALKING,

UNTIL THEY FOUND AN OASIS,

WHERE THEY DECIDED

TO TAKE A BATH

 

THE ONE WHO HAD BEEN

SLAPPED GOT STUCK IN THE

MIRE! AND STARTED DROWNING,

BUT THE FRIEND SAVED HIM.

 

AFTER HE RECOVERED FROM

THE NEAR DROWNING,

HE WROTE ON A STONE:

 

‘TODAY MY BEST FRIEND

SAVED MY LIFE’

 

THE FRIEND WHO HAD SLAPPED

AND SAVED HIS BEST FRIEND

ASKED HIM, ‘AFTER I HURT YOU,

YOU WROTE IN THE SAND AND NOW,

YOU WRITE ON A STONE, WHY?’

 

THE FRIEND REPLIED

‘WHEN SOMEONE HURTS US

WE SHOULD WRITE IT DOWN

IN SAND, WHERE WINDS OF

FORGIVENESS CAN ERASE IT AWAY.

 

 

BUT, WHEN SOMEONE DOES

SOMETHING GOOD FOR US,

WE MUST ENGRAVE IT IN STONE

WHERE NO WIND

CAN EVER ERASE IT’

 

LEARN TO WRITE

YOUR HURTS IN

THE SAND AND TO

CARVE YOUR

BENEFITS IN STONE.

 

THEY SAY IT TAKES A

MINUTE TO FIND A SPECIAL

PERSON, AN HOUR TO

APPRECIATE THEM

 

A DAY

TO LOVE THEM, BUT THEN

AN ENTIRE LIFE

TO FORGET THEM.

 

Justice Atoklo

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9 thoughts on “THE HEART WE SHOULD HAVE

  1. wow am impressed. i luv the piece. to add, writing in the sand shows that it shall be cleared or washed away but on the stone it can never be erased bcos it shall be smtin dat u shall cherish forever

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