Wednesday, 29 September 2021



Forgiveness Is Divine

Patricia A. Fleming©  More By Patricia A. Fleming

Published: July 2018

Some people view forgiveness
As a virtue for the weak.
An act of mercy undeserved,
That serves no useful need.

They stand firmly in their judgment
And won't consider a mistake.
They prefer to hold a senseless grudge
Than accept amends when made.

They feel they have some godly right
To reject and criticize.
They're possessed by righteous anger,
And consumed by pointless pride.

They're focused on how they've been wronged,
And won't be made the fool again.
So they feel they must avenge themselves
By refusing to give in.

They will sacrifice their family,
Or forsake a long-time friend.
Do anything they have to do
To be the winner in the end.

Or perhaps it's that they can't resolve
The depth of all their hurt,
Caused when someone they've trusted,
Left them questioning their worth.

But no matter why the struggle,
Out of pride or out of fear,
Not being able to forgive
Can cause the loss of ones most dear.

Yes, forgiveness is a virtue,
They even say it is divine.
But more than that it sets you free
From what weighs you down inside.

The best way to approach this life
Is to ask forgiveness and to forgive.
There's a balance to this crazy world,
So live and just let live.



Margaret D said...

Beautiful poem.

Nancy Chan said...

So true. Forgiveness is a virtue, it is divine and it sets us free to live a blessed life. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem.

menopausal mama said...

Wise words!

Karen BakingInATornado said...

People say "forgive and forget," I can do one but not the other. I can forgive, but I think it would be foolish to forget.

Katie Isabella said...

I agree. There are no benefits to you or the person who was not a friend to you. Save and protect yourself by forgiving them and moving on. You don't have t force yourself to deal with people like that. Just move on.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Margaret............It is

Nancy..............Yes it is and you're welcome

Mama..............I agree

Karen..........Me too

Katie........So bloody true


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