Apology to my Body

I take advantage of you everyday,
I know I abused you, but what can I say?
I didn't know better, and though it is true,
What can I say to make it up to you?

My dear body, with me through thick and thin,
Though I never meant it, I have committed sins,
Loving life so much, I did not see,
What it was I was doing to thee.

Finally you shared your pain,
You gave my son life, I shall do the same,
Finally I see what you mean to me,
My body, my friend, I finally see.

Take better care of you each day,
I will meet your needs in every way,
For I love you my tired friend,
To you this apology I now send.

2011 Moira G. Gallaga©