Meditations on Forgiveness

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summer hot, humid

kills desire of sweetness

flowers forgiveness

 

falls decaying death

forgiveness dead leaves lifeless

blacken a gift heart

 

winter freezing ice

a cold weapon forgiveness

to cut the giver

 

spring new life begins

forgiveness lifeless, no seed

to plant, grow—never

 

The bird of flame rises

From the ashes in my chest—

Ash of forgiveness

Never given.

 

5 thoughts on “Meditations on Forgiveness

  1. Love this thoughtful, vulnerable poem. I remember when I was struggling some years back, and reading two books on forgiveness by Lewis Smedes and I started my journey in learning about all the “practical” self – healing reasons I needed to practice the art of forgiveness. Your metaphors and imagery in this poem are profound and perfect. Thank you.

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