Should I forgive?
1. He took the only toy I ever had
Smashed its face in and treated me so bad
Gave me a beating when I asked why
Called me names, including "incompetent gadfly"
Such was his hatred it had no meaning
It wasn't as though he ever caught me stealing
Made me feel I could never believe
Should I still forgive?
2. Was my Mom's second husband; or was it her third?
Can't really remember; it's fuzzy in my head
Made me look so bad, my Mom never believed me
She thought I made up things to make her look silly
I was only thirteen when he took my prize without permission
Beat me up each time I didn't give "it" by submission
Now I'm all grown up - but I still despair and grieve
Don't tell me you're asking me to forgive!
3. She murdered my family - said it was a mistake!
She was making a call while driving for goodness' sake!
Now I'm left all alone with no one to help me
And she's out of jail 'cause she's got the money.
I see her on telly - telling her sordid side of the story
And they are making her look like a total celebrity
How can she leave me so totally bereaved
And you are there asking me to forgive?
4. I know it's hard on someone - I may not have mentioned your case
It could be so gory - I may never have scratched the surface
But I need to ask you something, friend:
What happened to you, is it really your end?
There are pains that cannot easily go away
Some hurts are hard to heal - even when we pray
But consider this: If the shoe was on the other foot, the badge on your own sleeve
Wouldn't you want someone to forgive?