First Steps to Forgiveness


The first steps to forgiveness,
Harmony renewal of,
Restored communications
And reawakened love,

As well as — more important than
All other benefits which bless
A conflict capably resolved —
Precious self-forgiveness —

Must come that very placement from
At which began the errant course
— Confessing culpability
With genuine remorse


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2 thoughts on “First Steps to Forgiveness

  1. Is restored communication really necessary? That would mean you could never forgive the dead.

    I reckon the first step to forgiveness is accepting what and where you are. Then you don’t need to find something or someone to blame for it.


    1. This is your second comment in a debating vein.

      I don’t put these poems out for debate, I put them out for enjoyment, upliftment and enablement.

      If you don’t find any of the above yourself, there’s no need to leave a comment.

      Please reserve this tendency for sites which are dedicated to vigorous public discussion (there are many).


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