The Joy in Forgiveness

Time wears away at the facts within a memory;

But time, can’t prevent the wound from scaring;

Or prevent mindless hand from caressing reverie,

The cold, rough lump, which stiffens love’s caring;

A madness of sorts; this living in the past’s territory!

Lost in yesterday; and past hurts in present bearing;

Brokenness unburied, lye outside time’s cemetery;

Scars that bleed; and build thick with daily tearing;

Scars where smooth flesh should be; twist memory,

Tying distorted knots of hate! Embittered wearing

Away all joy, all peace; love lost in heart’s cemetery;

Forgiveness if received and given stops the scaring!

Releasing the bitter poison that darkens a memory!

Lets in the Light! Stops hand from mind re-tearing,

By daily reliving, hurts belonging in past’s territory!

 

 

 

 

 

 


15 thoughts on “The Joy in Forgiveness

    1. As far as the abuse in my life, it took me a while to get there. I kept trying to skip the reckoning process and ‘ choose’ forgiveness. It is something we choose but we also, have to go through the process. Forgiveness is being able to finally say, “It is finished.” even if the person never acknowledges how they hurt you.

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      1. To me now my past is finished, I hear whispers from others saying my ex is still looking for me. He has never acknowledged and never will. I have to finish now, the scars will be there. I need to move on to the next step of recovery after my operation.

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    1. I think people get stuck on thinking that if they forgive they have to trust that person again even if they don’t repent of their action but forgiveness and trust are two different things. It’s also, only half of restoring a relationship. Still, it’s a process that isn’t always easy.

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