poetry by j matthew waters

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
to comprehend
there’s a greater reality
residing inside a soul

june two thousand twenty-two
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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7 thoughts on “closing in on separation

  1. Great sentiment.

  2. I’m sure most of us can relate to this poem, John. I know I can. Wise words.
    Thank you!

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