FORGIVE

ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE, ARE YOU CERTAIN, ARE YOU SO VERY VERY SURE
THAT YOU WANT TO HOLD ON TO ALL THE PAIN THAT IN THE  PAST YOU DID ENDURE
YOU SAY NOTHING FOR A MOMENT WHILE YOU ALLOW THESE WORDS TO SLOWLY SINK IN
THE BODY MAY HEAL BUT THE MIND HOLDS A SECRET COMPARTMENT HIDDEN DEEP WITHIN
WE ARE ASKED TO GIVE FORGIVENESS AND DON’T WE IN TURN ASK FOR THE VERY SAME
FEELING THAT OUR PAIN MUST BE REMEMBERED. THAT WE MUST BE FREE TO LAY THE BLAME
DOES IT REALLY AND TRULY MATTER IF WE REFUSE TO LET GO OF THE ANGER WE KEEP ALIVE
AFTER ALL AREN’T WE THE ONE WHO WAS HURT OR WRONGED YET WE FOUND A WAY TO SURVIVE
WILL FORGIVNESS LEAD TO FORGETTING, NO MOST CERTAINLY NOT THAT’S NOT WHAT’S AT STAKE
HEALING OF THE BODY MAY HAPPEN SOONER BUT THE MIND HOLDS MEMORIES IT’S UNWILLING TO SHAKE
THOSE THOUGHTS AND THE LONGING FOR A TIME WHEN OUR WORLD WAS NOT FILLED WITH PAIN
PERHAPS JUST LETTING GO, FORGIVING, NOT FORGETTING, MAY HELP US GET OUR LIFE BACK AGAIN
WILL IT BE EASY TO ERASE THE HURT FEELINGS THAT  HAVE BEEN HELD ON TO FOR SO LONG
THAT’S NOT THE WAY IT HAPPENS, YOU WON’T FORGET THE HURT THAT LIVES ON SO VERY STRONG
BUT IN TIME PERHAPS MORE SLOWLY FOR SOME, THERE IS A CHANGE IN ATTITUDE AND WE LET GO
YES LIFE HAS DEALT US MORE THAN OUR SHARE OF BLOWS BUT OUR RESILIENCE HAS SEEN US GROW