what is forgiveness?

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend (Photo credit: symphony of love)

forgiveness is not easily defined

especially if you are the kind to draw a line

i forgive you…but only this far

i forgive you…but be careful not to push me ajar

i forgive you…but if you travel one step over

then my forgiveness is not verdant clover

it will not bounce up in the Spring

and I do not care if i have given you a ring

forgiveness is not easily lived

i forgive you…but then must i give?

does it mean I am “for giving”?

does it mean I am for living?

it means forgiving seventy times seven

if you expect to get to heaven

it means you understand human nature

it means you see yourself in the other’s stature

but how do you forgive?

does it mean you let the hurt back into your life?

“for-giving” is “for loving”

now isn’t that something?

2 thoughts on “what is forgiveness?

  1. To err is human and to forgive is divine. But how many of us follow this? I think when we forgive someone we free our very souls from the perpetual bondage. Hope you are doing great, Jane.


    • Yes, Celestine…good words that you write! We hurt ourselves when we fail to forgive…yes, and we are all human. I guess the question for me comes down to how does one forgive without compromising one’s self? Or can we forgive, and still be true to our principles–does the forgiveness give the other person permission to think what they did was correct? Questions…questions…questions…LOL


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