POEM DAY

Forgiveness Is Divine

Patricia A. Fleming© 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.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/forgiveness-is-divine

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3 thoughts on “POEM DAY

  1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
    Life is way too short for going on with holding grudges and turn into a mess of bitterness.
    Yesterday we again painfully learned about how short life is for some. Losing a friend’s son who is father of an 11.5 year old boy and only 17+ years married…
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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