Divine forgiveness

"I forgive you"; she said.

The mother with a golden heart.

She forgave the killer of her only son.

He was the sunshine of her life.

 

Those divine words made me

burst out in tears.

She harboured no animosity

towards her son's assassin.

 

She created no shrine

to lock herself away

to worship her dead son.

She cherishes fond memories

of her son; and, leads a

healthy and happy life.

 

Those divine words still ring in my mind.

I pray that I shall have her courage to act with such dignity towards anyone

who may harm my loved ones.

 

What a privilege it will be to walk

In her shoes.

 

 

 

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 18th Oct 2020 13:57

I said that "personal forgiveness is admirable". It is for society to
defend and uphold the cause of innocent victims in its imposition of
just retribution for the criminal act that when committed against an individual, is, in fact, committed against us all.

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Abdul Ahmad

Sun 18th Oct 2020 13:42

Robert I fully agree with your analysis of the negative influences that affects the lives of people who are unable to forgive.
It is much better to forgive than live in self created hell.

Robert Neest

Sun 18th Oct 2020 11:38


Beautiful poem. Not forgiving him would only add another victim on the assassin's list. Not forgiving would have changed her life for the worse, in time could even destroy her.

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Abdul Ahmad

Sat 17th Oct 2020 18:17

Nicola I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. I believe forgiveness gives birth to freedom.

Nicola Beckett

Sat 17th Oct 2020 16:56

Abdul your right it does result in mental health issues if you can't forgive even your worst perpetrator have you ever read Louise Hays work, Scott Stabiles, Rebecca Musser, Wayne Dyer once you get over the cheesy sycophantic language then the key message is forgiveness is the key to carrying on in life. But forgive yourself also Xxx I love your work. I love you. Stay safe in Covid and I'd love to see your paintings can you post some photos on here I know it's a writing site but what the hey it's all art isn't it xxx I've written a forgiveness meditation and put it on here but it's got lost and I don't think it's the correct place to have posted it

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Abdul Ahmad

Sat 17th Oct 2020 16:40

MC getting immersed in expressing repugnance and seeking retribution can result in mental health issues.

Sanity is preserved by being able to forgive.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 17th Oct 2020 11:38

Personal forgiveness is an admirable quality but it should be
framed within society's declaration of repugnance at such an act by its imposition of proper retribution for the crime.

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Abdul Ahmad

Sat 17th Oct 2020 10:59

Keith, Stephen and Shifa
Your comments are much appreciated. I saw a dignified lady give an interview soon after her son was killed by a stranger. I was touched by her generosity towards the assassin. Too often relatives in her situation become embittered and suffer mental trauma for the rest of their lives because of their inability to forgive.

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Shifa Maqba

Sat 17th Oct 2020 10:04

Your poem reminded me of this quote I read sometime back: "Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."

Amazing poem. Incredibly moving! It's a privilege to have read this masterpiece.

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 16th Oct 2020 17:41

This is beautiful and moving.

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keith jeffries

Fri 16th Oct 2020 14:36

Abdul,
Your pen has once again produced a very meaningful poem, one for your readers to ponder on. Forgiveness is a divine attribute which we should all strive for but more often than not we fall short of such generosity of spirit.

Thank you for this
Keith

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