Forgiveness: A Gift of Poetry

I want to share with all of you what I feel is one of the most beautiful gifts I have received in my life.This poem just moved me because it explains and helps keep me going.I guess what I should say is this poem is alive!

Forgiveness

by: A Christian Friend of Greg

Written in loving memory of Jonathan Boudonck and his grandpa whom struggles with his grief while searching for justice in a world that keeps moving forward when it stopped for his family the day his grandson died. May we all remember that someday we could stand in his shoes.

So the wicked walk

Upon the beauty of our lives

Hiding twisted faces

And bearing sharpened knives

They slice through our beliefs

And cause our hearts to bleed

Leaving mass destruction

Upon our humanity

When the battle has been fought

Who is left to stand

The wicked walking terror

Or the bleeding broken man

Soulless from the start

They had nothing left to lose

For the man who had his faith

There was far more to choose

A choice of redemption

Not for the soulless beast

But for his own soul

Before he was deceased

Searching for the answer

To a most horrendous choice

Will bring him to a painful point

And make him find his voice

He will have to shout the pain

Speak of the loss and violence

Seek the endless darkness

Until it finally ends

No one will ever understand

The tragedy of this fight

It isn’t about the man

It’s about what is right

The evil it is winning

By leaps and by bounds

Because a man fights with his faith

When forgiveness can’t be found

It weakens his resolve

To rise above himself

To be the best God has to offer

When in his deepest crap

And when man rises up

From his fiery depths

God will hold him like a child

Until he has finally wept

Tears will wash away the darkness

And will help to cleanse his soul

So that he might free his spirit

And once again be whole

He then will stand up tall and proud

He will seek what should be his

Justice for the wrong done him

For all that he will miss

He did not need to seek

Vengeance or revenge

Those are empty promises

For hearts that cannot mend

He found that in his darkness hour

When forgiveness was to much

That the wicked walking terrors

Did not have them in their clutch

Faith had won out over loss

Love had beat the hate

Finally man remembered God

Gave him choice in his own fate

This was written by a friend from our local forum who has been a very big supporter of my finding answers in Jonathan's death.I ask all of your prayers as this case drags on.Here is the link to our local forum if you would like to see more.

Thank You Sadie-You are blessed!!

© 2008 Greg Boudonck

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Iðunn 8 years ago

this is a wonderful piece, froggy. your friend sadie is very gifted and love and faith are indeed the answers. :)


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Jerrico Usher 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

I agree a wonderful testimant to forgiveness.. you inspire me!


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Froggy213 8 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thank you friends.When I first read this I broke down.I couldn't see the computer screen for the tears.She is blessed!


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California

Ribbit, my froggy friend...

I feel the softening of your heart as you put forth these words. I know that you may not have written them yourself, nonetheless, it is you. I know it.

Thank you, for your discipleship of our Master; as you prove the power of His redeeming love; in the ways you lift others - as He is lifting YOU.

A wonderful testimony.

Thank you so very much for allowing us to share this with you.

In my thoughts much.

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

Some on certainly has a gift.

God gives us all a talent.

Sometimes they are a little harder to find

Thanks for a great hub


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Above comments have said well..

hang in there Froggy..You are doing a grand job;)


Wehzo 8 years ago

Amazing poem Froggy. My prayers go 'up' for you, your family, and all who have been touched by Jonathan. Hold on to the 'Rock'.


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Froggy213 8 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thanks friends!!


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

The best are called home first.........

Jonathan will live on in your heart until you are reunited.......

Zsuzsy


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Froggy i got my cheque and would like to send you a little something for your Johnathan appeal ..Please could you leave a link in this comment for your paypal hub please;)

Thanks


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Froggy213 8 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thank you so much for donating--at this time we will use it to finish paying for Jonathan's funeral and headstone.God Bless You!


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Payment sent... It was my pleasure to help...;)


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Froggy213 8 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

God bless you compu-smart.My family thank you too!!May good tidings come upon you!!


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Your very welcome..


SirDent 8 years ago

Such a well written poem. Felt the words in my heart and soul. God Bless You.


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linjingjing 7 years ago

Forgiveness A Gift of Poetry

Writing good


ZAKAROO 6 years ago

What The...! What Is That Shit It's So Freaking Ugly Like All Who Would Like A Trash Like This!


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Froggy213 6 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

I pray and pray you never have to face similar circumstances.

Many people like it and if you didn't, why not just move on.

But no, you have to use your anonymous name to make a complete fool of yourself.

I am posting your comment to remind others that there are many in this world that need drastic help and you Zakaroo are one.

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