Mistakes: Lessons to Learn, not to Repeat

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As humanly flawed as we are;

Mistakes are expected to be made;

Some may be seen as totally unacceptable;

And could be harshly punished for them;

And others can be conveniently glossed over;

With a word of warning not to be repeated;


As much as mistakes are inevitable to commit;

None is met with approval;

We are expected to know what’s right and wrong;

To always stick with the former and avoid the latter;

But we all fall short;

We all have to learn in one way or the other;

That all that glitters is not gold;

And beautiful roses have thorns;


All mistakes have consequences;

Some not that substantive;

But still have effects nonetheless;

Others can be life-changing;

Alter one’s course of life completely;

With little or no chance for a do-over;


When we get a question wrong in an assignment;

We may get the chance to correct it;

But it doesn’t change the grade;

It is even more real in life;

A situation handled poorly between people;

Can lead to reconciliation later on;

But the relationship itself;

Might never be the same again;


We make mistakes to learn lessons from them;

And not to be repeated over and over again;

The fact that the word ‘sorry’ exists;

To make up for the wrong we do to others;

Doesn’t mean we should deliberately keep hurting people;

Because we don’t pay to use the word;

Just as once bitten, twice shy;

An error committed twice is no longer a mistake;

And may not be forgiven as easily;

As when it was made the first time;


Thank God for second chances;

That He has the power to turn around

Unfortunate events to have good endings;

Thank God that His grace abounds;

For every wrong we make;

And He doesn’t hold us to our mistakes;

When we own up to them and ask for pardon;

That He doesn’t hold grudges like us;

Who sometimes claim to have let go;

But still holding on to it so we can exact revenge;

When they least expect it;


But we should we keep on doing wrong;

So God’s grace would continue to abound?

Of course not!

The same way, when your offences;

Against a friend, colleague, spouse or relative;

Are forgiven;

It doesn’t mean go ahead and do it again;

It means grow up and be wise;

Because the next time;

It might not be forgiven;

And you’d have yourself to blame.


© Josephine Amoako 2016



5 Comments Add yours

  1. mystic gitana says:

    Beautiful and true !

    Liked by 1 person

  2. simpledimple says:

    This is absolutely beautiful and true. Loved it. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks. I’m glad you did☺

      Liked by 1 person

      1. simpledimple says:

        Yeah. You’re welcome. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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