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Try Forgiveness
by Bobbi Ann Duffy
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
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Try Forgiveness

Vengeance is so overated; hate kills the hater.

And justifies the action of the hated.

Why lower yourelf to that point

Instead, with forgiveness them annoint.

If you dont respond in kind,

It will free your troubled mind.

Just saying "I forgive them" as a start.

It will ease the pain in your own heart.

One day soon the pain will be gone,

And you my dear friend can finally move on.


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Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 2/2/2006
Words of Wisdom, Bobbi. Forgiveness is the first step toward Peace.

"By understanding the dark within ourselves,

we can embrace the light that exists in others."

2005 Joseph* ~ OneLight*

Love & Light,


Reviewed by jude forese 2/1/2006
an inspired being holds no ill upon another ... "to err is human, to forgive is divine" ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/1/2006
Beautifully written wisdom message Bobbi! With God all things are possible.Those who say it's so hard to forgive try to do it by themselves. It doesn't work well that way, and it is hard. Sharing it with the Lord is a lot easier.

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 2/1/2006
Wiser words were never spoken!
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 2/1/2006
Profound message, Bobbi. With God's grace one can forgive, but I think its harder to forget.

God bless,

Reviewed by Rhonda Baumgardner 2/1/2006
Are you speaking to me? Thanks for you comments to my last poem. I have forgiven but not forgotten the pain never goes away. It just gets a little easier to live with as time goes by. It's hard to find what was taken at such a young age. I continue the search, especialy for my own kids sake.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/1/2006
excellent message Bobbi!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Henry Lefevre 2/1/2006
Well put. I'll have to remember that when it's time to make out my income tax forms.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 2/1/2006
Great message:

To forgive is to forget, so one can move on in life.

Sound advice!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/1/2006
Though this is really an inspirational write there are some things I will never forgive people for, the rapes of innocent children for example, could you really forgive someone if they raped a three or four year old child of yours...I could not and though it may be wrong in a case like that I would only settle for revenge.

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/1/2006
Yup forgiveness is a prerequiset of Gods mercy...
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/31/2006
A wonderful write Bobbi
but sometimes it's so hard to forgive
Maybe it's me
Thank you for this piece

Love & Peace
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 1/31/2006
So hard, the actual 'release' of pain...

Thank you, Bobbi, there is soul-soothing in your words.

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