Time just might heal all .....

And yet forgiveness may only lay
as an open wound .
The wound of a slow burn not
unlike the process of rust ,
an oxidation in slow motion
Isn't forgiveness merely a cop out
And perhaps the healing from
within but
a
weakness?

Acceptance yes I will give
you that much
just the other day I looked up and smiled
at an old memory
And thought you even
smiled back
I remembered
You were the man
of God and I the weaker one

And yet in the grace of God
he took you and left me here
I do forgive though
not the one who took you
I forgive him for
leaving me here
True enough you
belong in the
best of worlds
and I here on
this bitter earth



Comments 21 comments

Joanne M Olivieri 3 years ago

So poignant and beautifully expressed. I can feel the loss through your words. Voted Up


Vickiw 3 years ago

Hi ahorseback, I want you to know I heard two bereaved people in my group say very similar things this week. I am so sorry for your loss. So strange, because my next Hub will concern these feelings, and offer some possibly helpful ideas. My thoughts are with you. Hang in there.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Beautiful words, Ed. Sounds like you have some harsh reality's surrounding you right now. Hope all is well...Wayne


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

They say that time heals, but it can be a long time before the hurt goes away. You have expressed it so sensitively in your poem.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. This was so sentimentally wonderful Ed. Especially the last lines

True enough you

belong in the

best of worlds and I here on

this bitter earth

You know it reminded be of the song Starry, Starry Night where it says this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you....

Passing this on. Hugs.

P.S. He is swinging on a star and smiling down at you and your love goes on.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Please forgive yourself, my friend - He has...

(sorry for not being around much lately - working thru some health issues..)


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Joanne , Thank you my friend !......:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Vickie , I'm hanging in ! This is my way of copiing !......Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Wayne , Writing is such a relief isn't it ! Thank you kind sir !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Blossom , What a theraputic place hubs is No ?. Thanks for sharing !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

gypsy ! Thaat song hauted me as well , another song I love is Wildfire !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Im Leslie , Ahh your smile is a treeasure for us all ! Thank you ! ...........smooch @ ![on the cheek ]


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

it takes a really strong person to forgive someone sometimes. Depending on the situation. Forgiveness is definitely not a weakness. Id rather forgive and move on than live in hate and holding on to something that we have no power to change.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nikki , Thats definately the best thing to do my friend !.....Thank you for sharing !


Beth37 3 years ago

it's such a simple concept yet so hard to put into practice at times.


Beth37 3 years ago

Such a simple concept yet so hard to put into practice at times.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you Beth ! I get a little bitter about loss at times . I'm dealing with my next older brother I lost last summer , thank yoy for sharing this mess of words !......:-}


Beth37 3 years ago

So very sad. I'm sorry. My heart goes out to you.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Don't be sad Beth ,it is all just life . smile !...:-}


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Beautiful, sad, and stark, Ed. It left me hungering for the story behind the story. Do you write short stories or just poetry? Impressive. Sharing. Theresa


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Theresa ,Hello my professor friend ! I try to write both , , probably more poetry but , I have been toying with a story [book ] about my Fathers life . How was that trip , -must have been fun !

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