On Forgiveness


I forgive you for leaving
when you promised me you’d stay
The tapestry of destiny was
woven to this day

For me to see all the colours
that have enriched my life
the laughter and the joys
the sorrows and the strife.

I forgive you for the painful path
I have walked along.

I forgive you for the heartache
my soul has touched upon.

I forgive you for so many things
ask, that you would do the same.

In the quiet strength of meekness
hold my head up high
turn my cheek, again.


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Shared at Friday Night Writers (Forgiven)
And Poets United Poetry Pantry #56

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

21 thoughts on “On Forgiveness”

  1. “in the quiet strength of meekness”…. love this line, friend. i felt the whole poem become a person, holding their head up high, felt the redemption sing loud. beautiful. so glad you linked!

  2. I forgive you for leaving
    when you promised me you’d stay

    This opened and set the poem up so beautifully.

    I love the brevity of this. You capture the whole purpose of poetry, which is to express feeling in as few words as possible.

  3. that place of forgiveness is often hard to come to…the again at the end is the kicker for me…here is the question i struggle with…does forgiving really mean i let you hurt me again…i dont think so…

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  4. Hi,

    I heard this to music: it flowed with pure rhythm and gentle strum of guitar! Loved that through forgiveness the same asked in return. Fabulous piece!! 😉


  5. A heartfelt one Daydreamer…It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend, as W. Blake said….and even more to forgive for the broken heart.
    So beautifully expressed.

  6. “In the quiet strength of meekness
    hold my head up high
    turn my cheek, again.”

    Andy’s poem also had an altruistic theme. Forgiving a love for the pain they caused you is a virtuous deed. Self sacrifice is definitely romantic; leaves no end to possibilites for tragic love. I love a good tragedy.


  7. This reminds me of India Ari’s song wings of forgetfulness. The hardest part sometimes is forgiving ourselves from allowing pain in, nicely penned as usual 🙂

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