The testament of a broken man
Instead of mentors, I chose bad influences.
Instead of positive role models, I sought and cherished the misguided.
Instead of inspiration, I longed for instruction.
Instead of facing life boldly, I cowered in fear.
Instead of facing fear, I hid it in arrogance.
By focusing on a goal, I missed the journey.
Instead of loving as a father, I wanted love as a father.
Instead of supporting as a husband, I wanted support as a husband.
Instead of friends, I wanted disciples.
By concentrating on self, I missed connections.
Instead of an open mind, I chose to be opinionated.
Instead of compassion, I delivered scorn.
Instead of protecting the weak, I sided with the strong.
Instead of integrity, I threw away my moral compass.
I am lost.