God taught me a truth, that I learned in five days.
But it came as I knelt, and pondered, and prayed.
Misjudged, upset, and wounded, I stayed.
For my friend said things, that would not lay.
They stood in my mind and the pain increased.
He tried to offer solace, it gave no release.
Imposing expectations, and misplaced demands.
I thought,"he must change, to receive my hand!"
The days then passed, I continued in prayer.
To seek comfort from hurt, now too hard to bear.
Through reconciliation, I soon sought relief.
Realizing more prayer, would heal my grief.
And then when humility, finally obliged.
Tears washed out, the hidden mote deep inside.
My eyes saw clearly, my friend's good intent.
The fault I accused, was now my lament.
"Forgive me my friend, for I have sinned.
The error I saw in thee, I discovered within."
And my friend with his hands, outstretched to me.
Gave me the peace, that let me be free!