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    Door of forgiveness

    The hardest door I've ever had to walk through
    Was about learning to forgive myself
    It was never really about forgiving you
    For It was easier to dwell in my own hell

    When I chose to forgive you, I was set free
    To be happy, to live and to find great joy
    Your words no longer able to wound me
    Nor my heart to demean and slowly destroy

    I could breathe again and enjoy simple acts
    A smile, birds chirping away, the blue blue skies
    I could absorb the calmness and just relax
    Without any fear of being chastised




  • #2
    Let go and let live Alexandra! Good for you girl!

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  • #3
    Well done, AtL.

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    • AlexandratheLate
      AlexandratheLate commented
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      Thank you very much Mutaddo.

  • #4
    Ah, forgiving the wicked. It is only us that perceive. WE ARE ALL, ALL STILL ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE DOOR IN HERE. WE NEED TO FORGIVE. MAKE OUR CONSCIOUS CLEAR. I HOPE YOU FLOATED A BIT AFTER THE REBUKE. LET YOUR FINGERS DANCE WITH THE PEN. NO JEALOUS ESCORT TO DEFEND. LOVE THY SELF AND ALL ELSE SHALL MEND.
    ANOTHER DOOR!!!! SO MANY. YOU ARE A THREAD ALEXL. SEW YOUR SEAM

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  • #5
    I've heard counsel many times that one distinct reason we forgive another is to unburden ourselves. This is particularly true when the 'other' denies knowledge or feels no remorse for wrongdoing. The longer we carry that load, the more it (and they) own/control us. The sooner we are able to lay it down, the sooner we are free. Very well written AtL!

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  • #6
    I never forgive. But I do forget.

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    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
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      Well I've done both (or at least tried) - and the older I get, the easier the forgetting comes - which kind of alleviates the other too.

    • AlexandratheLate
      AlexandratheLate commented
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      I guess I'm the opposite Grant not to hold a grudge but rather so I am not lured in again. I used to literally forgive and forget but that's what gave him the upper hand. Thank you.

  • #7
    It is a very difficult thing to forgive one who has treated you so badly. I know.

    Furthermore, it is an immensely brave act'

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    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
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      Agreed. And shows incalculable strength besides!

    • AlexandratheLate
      AlexandratheLate commented
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      Thank you Dwayne. Yes it is. For me it was harder to forgive myself for loving such a monster but once I did, he was no longer able to hurt me.

    • AlexandratheLate
      AlexandratheLate commented
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      Thank you RLW. :-)

  • #8
    Wow! This is a thought provoking piece, AG, and well-written. I need to think about this. Am I the opposite of grant Sensei? Forgive, but never forget? I imagine myself reconciling with the perpetrator (perpetraitor), but making some snide remark to show I still remember the affront. This attribute, I inherited from my mother. If I had inherited my father's disposition instead, I would have tried to sell the affronter a life insurance policy (for the commission, not because I would kill them).

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    • AlexandratheLate
      AlexandratheLate commented
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      For me it was first about forgiving myself for being naive and taken advantage of and it was hard to forgive myself. I am of forgiving and forgetting nature but because of that he was able to continue his assaults on me so I had to learn to forgive but not forget in the respect that it was ok to forgive but still hold the other person accountable for his actions. All that said once I forgave myself I found he was no longer able to inflict pain on me or hurt me. I was free.

  • #9
    Beautiful, inspiring write!

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    • AlexandratheLate
      AlexandratheLate commented
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      Thank you very much Sumyanna.

  • #10
    When we find the faults in ourselves, it much easier to forgive the faults in others. As one door opens another closes. Oh yea the scars remain after the wounds all heal, if only to remind us. Of what we've over come.Beautifully written.

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