Free to Forgive #poetry #children #abuse #peace


blowing a kiss

“You obstruct my way to happiness”

you told me at eight

“so you little one

I chose to hate”

*

a gentle laugh

blue tender eyes

you couldn’t embrace

you had to despise

*

she sadly saw

a visage so dark

jealousy ran deep

imprisoned your heart

**

she hoped for one day

this evil would flee

one night your demon

listened not to her plea

**

how she lived through that night

he will never know

but she called upon God

death’s grip to let her go

**

she could have become bitter

fears played within her mind

but forgiveness set her free

kept her heart from being blind

**

yes those painful nights remembered

will always  cause her pain

she prays someday he’s ridden

of the beast that was insane

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”  ~Gandhi

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

This prose is a true story of a girl who should have died one night (alongside her beautiful mother) at the hands of a man who had lost her senses.  She has worked with children (all over the world)  who have experienced painful hate and she encourages  them to  forgive…

I really appreciate what Kozo is doing at  Everyday Gurus. Kozo is encouraging bloggers to Blog for Peace (b4peace)  and write a monthly Peace Challenge Blog. This month the peace challenge prompt is “Marching Towards Forgiveness” an act that takes strength of will to perform at any age.

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13 thoughts on “Free to Forgive #poetry #children #abuse #peace

  1. So much power here. Power in the poetry. Power in the little girl. Power in the forgiveness. I love how she prays for the abuser/attacker at the end of the poem. Thank you so much for this inspirational post for peace and forgiveness. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo
    p.s.
    Can you tag this post B4Peace, so other bloggers for peace can read it?

  2. Pingback: Flash Forgiveness « everyday gurus

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