closing in on separation
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free
only to discover that the prisoner was you.”
—Lewis B. Smedes
holding on to anger is easy but unhealthy
being able to forgive is the opposite
—on both counts
this is a poem for you
whoever you may be
holding onto something dangerous
whether you know it or not
it’s nothing to be apologetic about
that is being human
but it’s something when unable
there’s a greater reality
residing inside a soul
june two thousand twenty-two
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved
Thank you, Chris.
You’re welcome – I should comment more frequently (but my natural laziness keeps rising to the fore!!).
I’m sure most of us can relate to this poem, John. I know I can. Wise words.
Thank you for commenting on this one, Lauren. It’s always nice to see you here.
Thank you, Sofia!