Whole

A tin roof, a thin room, a woman and a child

I cried because mercy found no place in your pride

A part of me’s still there, a part that waited for you

On a day long gone…that moved on… I’m still to


And the family that I thought I left behind

Again, again and again, I find inside

Vivid, Buried, Denied or Embraced

This cross that I carry shows on my face


And whatever flows like a dark melody in me

With this song I let it go. It sets me free

I still have you. I always did. All along

Everyone needs someone believing they never went that wrong


A tin roof, a thin room, a woman and a child

The sun breaks in. It's different inside

I'm free... Whole... Alive... Renewed...

Karma lies broken as my eyes… see anew


And the family that I thought I left behind

Again, again and again, I find inside

Vivid. Unforgotten. After all these years

Coz I'm a sea of forgiveness & not a river of tears


-Suraj Mani

A song on forgiveness