We were wrong

We were wrong,
time is vast,
currently we only know a fraction of the past,
new directions, 
turning points,
welcome change in course,
albeit by force,
learned comrades and fallen friends,
ends meet,
maintaining wisdom,
with scandal and whispers,
we stand with you,
as branches wain in the wind,
green shoots fed from roots in healthy soil,
guests in your garden,
we beg your pardon,