F**k the Forgive and Forget mantra

I forgive you because I want to.

Because I want to free myself from the bitterness and pain.

I forgive you because I want you feel forgiven unconditionally.

Forgiveness kills hate and with hate out of the way

Compassion takes over, wrapping us in a cloak of comfort.

Forgiving you makes me stronger.

It illuminates the imperfections within me.

It gives my love new meaning.

I forgive you because it liberates both of us.

And distils the very essence of our intimacy.

F**k the forgive and forget mantra.

Forgiveness is the simple act of transcending our egos.

◄ Knowing Me

Come with me to a higher ground ►


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Raj Ferds

Sat 17th Aug 2019 07:10

Thanks for your comments Cynthia. Quite enlightening.
Special thanks for 'I want you 'to' feel forgiven. Well spotted.
It's good to receive honest critiques like yours. They certainly help refine my poems.


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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 16th Aug 2019 14:25

Good one, Raj. A different kind of energy, well expressed. A great pleasure to read, several times. A real thought-provoker!

So, speaking of: IMO, there is no such animal as 'forgive and forget'. Forgiveness is a multi-faceted, conscious 'determination', but hardly ever 'truth'. And that which is forgiven is never forgotten.

I consider the 'power' assumed by the 'forgiver', conscious or not, quite a difficult idea to negotiate. You may be the exception.

Check: 'I want you 'to' feel forgiven......'? Yes? No?

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Raj Ferds

Wed 14th Aug 2019 05:10

I meant Ruth.
Can't wait for the energy of the full moon.

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Raj Ferds

Tue 13th Aug 2019 19:50

Thank you Rose.
Yes, good timing. Get your black stone out.

Must make time to read some of yours.
Love & Light.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 13th Aug 2019 18:57

Great poem this week's full moon energy is all about forgiveness- well timed poem?

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