Forgiveness in the stream of life
A constant flow of sacrificial love,
Bitterness blocks this peaceful flow
Steals what should be
Hardens the heart
Deadens the soul
Ties the goodness of life into merciless knots.
From the depth of the soul freedom cries out loud at last
Release from this unforgiving snare
Where the mind agitates
Emotions replay over and over,
What should have been, what could have been
Ugly twists of thoughts and emotions
Anger and doubts grip the will
Tears the limits of patience
Fear always looks over the shoulder
Resentment, anger, envy and worse,
The mind becomes clouded
Until a sudden cry to come back to your senses.
To faithfully weigh what is right
What carries lasting value in lasting Light
Truth in reality,
Family, friendships, love and comfort
Hearts that are near
Ones who care for you, who prayerfully carry you.
Bitterness is driven off as a wild dog,
Calm with a clear mind, quietly returns
Forgiveness shifts the dramatic balance
The heavy weight moves onto the other’s head,
Freedom returns in lighter steps
Confident steps of renewed assurance
Along a narrow path of familiar Spirit rest.