Discussion in 'Jokes' started by pammor, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. pammor

    pammor Senior IL'ite

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    Jesus said to turn the other cheek
    He also said to forgive 7 times 70
    Easy for Him to say
    He was God
    Or at least the son of God

    How do I get to the place
    Where I forgive those
    Who disrespect me and malign me
    Those who could care less about my feelings
    Yet I still care about theirs

    Why is forgiveness so hard
    Why does it take so much out of you
    Why is it easier to hold on to a grudge
    Rather than to let it go
    Am I doing something wrong

    If it is true that we are to love others
    As we love ourselves
    And we stay mad at ourselves
    For our misdeeds and misdoing
    Is it realistic to easily forgive someone

    If you extend the olive branch
    Of friendship and kindness and forgiveness
    And it is not returned
    Should you really keep trying
    Even if you feel it is a lost cause

    Or will persistence win the day
    With the honesty and sincerity of words
    Be recognized and acknowledged
    Followed by a reasonable attempt
    To let bygones be bygones

    Is this one of the famous battles
    Between head and heart
    With both having opposing views
    But the same hold on your psyche
    Neither winning, neither losing

    Sometimes I wonder
    If our lack of ability to forgive
    Is truly more rooted in our
    Bruised ego and hurt feelings
    Perhaps the pain we feel is comforting

    If I were to release my anger and my pain
    Only to be knocked again
    Who becomes the bigger fool
    Me for trying
    Or them for doing

    I wish that such matters were as easy
    As a game of tic-tac-toe
    Or perhaps it is
    Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose
    Neither happens if you don’t take a chance

    So I resolve to forgive
    To be the bigger and better person
    Give of myself as I would want others
    To give to me
    And perhaps this time everyone will win.

  2. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    I hope forgiveness was so easy. So amny poems on Forgiveness Pammor
    After reading all these I hope I will forgive myself :)

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