Forgiveness

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Amidst the blame culture, don't lose your ability to forgive.

Don’t look for someone to blame

When your train is delayed

Don’t get cross or stressed out

That the baddies got away

Stop seeking monetary recompense

It won’t change what’s done

It probably won’t make you feel better

Or make your life more fun

Don’t try to seek revenge

On those who did you wrong

Don’t insist that justice

Means a sentence extra long

 

Nobody is perfect

We all make mistakes

Some people do some dreadful things

Stuck on paths you didn’t take

Things won’t always go your way

Life gives you highs and lows

Fate both steals and brings new lives

Takes friends and leaves us foes

Given a chance, some can change

Learn to be different beings

Others need to be kept apart

From the lives they seek to ruin

 

Forgiveness may be hidden down deep

It can take a lifetime to find

And the ability to locate acceptance

of another’s act unkind

Value what has made you smile

The love that brought you tears

The beauty all around us

The seconds, not the years

Don’t waste time on vengeance

Your life mayn’t have that span

Accept that the lives of others

Don’t always fit your plan

 

You were brought into existence

A life to live and breathe

A gift to treasure and feel grateful for

Wherever it may lead

The world is not there to follow you

It’s only space that we share

Who are we to judge another

If only with a glare

In another’s eyes, you may be wrong

It doesn’t make them right

Accept difference and move along

Don’t join in the fight


Submitted: March 22, 2020

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Gloria Dale

Salut, de Etats-Unis! J'aime ta poeme. I apologize for not putting the accents where they should be, but my english keyboard won't let me.

Sun, March 22nd, 2020 7:32pm

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Thank you Gloria! I am glad you like my poem. No problem about the accents - I am English anyway!!

Mon, March 23rd, 2020 9:14am

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