Too often we accuse the past of being responsible for our present problems instead of getting our heads down and working to solve them.
I was once told to just blame
this generation’s current issues
on generations that came before.
History, I was told, has handed
us the baton of cross-era curses,
troubles transferred from parent to offspring.
I imagine tomorrow’s inhabitants
will soon blame their tribulations on us too,
unless we exorcise our current demons,
hushing the roaring blaze of maturing woes
in the cleansing rainstorm of forgiveness;
with sociopolitical redemption