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!