Fencing with Forgiveness

 

By Irene Emanuel

Should I forgive
illiteracy,Tree-of-Life_spring_small-150x133.jpg
delinquency,
hypocrisy,
flippancy and lunacy?

Should I forgive
indecency,
complicity,
conspiracy,
poverty and cruelty?

Should I forgive
stupidity,
incompetency,
inadequacy,
jealousy and discourtesy?

Why should I forgive
all deadly sins,
ignore gross malfunction
and condone the rape
of civilization?

 

 

picture: http://www.janetmyatt.com/2014/12/31/the-tree-of-life/tree-of-life_spring_small/

 

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2 thoughts on “Fencing with Forgiveness

  1. Susan says:

    So good to see Irene’s poetry showcased here. Thank you, Irene – hard-hitting, thought-provoking stuff.

  2. Sue says:

    Paul Boese says ‘Forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future.’ A tough thing to do, but it’s worth a try – lovely poem – thanks for sharing.

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