Do you know the good when you see good
And feel it, it scent it, sense it,
Recognised by actions, words
Do you forgive when somehow form
Is broken, errors made
Or jump for joy at fortune’s chance
To jeer at mistakes done or said.
Do you know good and still know good
When erring treads their path
Recognise that we all fail, forgive
Or do you laugh,
Remark or feel that, justified,
You have cause for glee,
Dismiss that person callously,
It could be you or me.
Do you know good and know that good
Sometimes makes mistakes
But, in withal, throughout it all
Good still stands up straight
And nothing changes what we’ve done,
Or said or thought when wrong
But knowing that it’s understood
Helps us keep on going.
Do you do good, strive for good
Most times and most days,
Then, rest assured, when good is flawed
That’s the human way.
Do you know growth and know that goodness
While for good will yearn
Without mistakes and learning curves
We would never learn.