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Should I forgive?

Updated on January 25, 2019

Life Hurts!

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?

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    • minakay profile imageAUTHOR

      The Rev. Kelechi Timothy Francis 

      10 years ago from Rivers State, Nigeria

      Thanks, beloved. I appreciate your comments.

    • nighthag profile image

      K.A.E Grove 

      10 years ago from Australia

      This was beautiful, the deep truth at the end very thought provoking...

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      Ruth 

      10 years ago

      It is difficult but the only option available.

    • onegoodwoman profile image

      onegoodwoman 

      10 years ago from A small southern town

      7 x 70

      Forgivness does not benefit the forgiven........

      it benefits the one who forgives.

      Forgiving, like healing, is a process.

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