Father Forgive Them

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Sometimes when people hurt you...its just too hard to forgive them.

Submitted: May 24, 2009

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Submitted: May 24, 2009

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Father Forgive Them

All my life I’ve been prayin, “Father forgive them”
All my life I’ve been sayin,” Father forgive them”
But I think you forgave them a long time ago
You’re just waiting on me to let things go.
This time, there were so many lies,
Father how can you forgive him?
He had it all planned out; Father how can you forgive him?
He got his revenge; Father how can you forgive him?
He left this ugly scar; Father how can you forgive him?
You died for him; That’s why you can forgive him.
But I would have died for him, so why can’t I forgive him?
I changed my life for him, so why can’t I forgive him?
I gave everything to him, but I still can’t forgive him.
He took everything from me. And I just can’t forgive him.
And everyday I’m praying, “Father please forgive him.”

He knows not what he does. I don’t think he ever will.
Those things are in the past. But my contract is signed and sealed.
I gave my soul to the devil, the last time I saw his face
That last, familiar apology just couldn’t heal the pain.
So now, every day, I say “Father, forgive him.”
And you say, “My child, I already have.”
So I get on with my life, I live, I love, I laugh.
I’m happy again.
But every now and then, it rises up within me
The vengeance I seek, the hatred I keep
The longing to just know why,
Why is this the way things have to be?
“They don’t have to be.”
So I fall on my knees
Father please forgive me
Take away this pain
Take it all from me!
Take away the hate
I give it all to you
Forgive me, for I have sinned, I know not what I do.
I like to play the victim, because it frees me of all fault.
It gives reason for my offenses, it justifies my assaults
But I was never completely innocent
Just as no human born ever was
But I did the best I could, and I gave all of my love.
Time has ticked and passed
Of these tears, I’ve seen the last
I just want to let it go
I don’t want to relive my past
So Father please forgive me, for holding on so long
For letting the darkness fill me
As bitterness ate away at my soul
And father please forgive them, every person in your sight
Whose grudges turn them cold
And keep them awake at night.


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