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Forgiveness is as freeing for the one who receives it as for the one who grants it...


Soft soothing snowflakes swirl
Through the open portal of my soul
Assuage the flaming fires of my fevered mind
Bless me mother for I have
Ive prayed
Yes prayed with fire
Look at me
Naked I am
Not ashamed
Your endless insults are powerless
I absolve you
As I am
Mea culpa
Is no longer
Part of my consciousness

Copyright Regis Auffray
January 2005
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Reviewed by lois christensen

forgiving = sometimes mostly hard for me to do, - do try though, but sometimes, just need to overlook and go on without reservations.
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo
A most beautiful image Regis and a nice poem to go along with it. Don't feel like the flow is 100% perfect but very well written content-wise. Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Julianza (Julie) Shavin
Good, Regis. Get that mea culpa out of there. Forgiveness is sweet, is it not? Actually, it is necessary to healing. This is a catharsis for you, and in being naked you are now clothed in something entirely new. Good going!
Reviewed by Inspire Hope
A very powerful write Regis one that will encourage generations to come!
It is timeless, filled with honesty! Thanks for sharing!

Much Love,
Reviewed by Sandra Corona
Freedom of body, mind, spirit and soul ... should be the goal of every individual. To be free to be me!

Love it & you, dear friend,
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver
So true, it is very liberating to forgive it sets the soul free to soar again.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
Unless I love my martyrdom and cling to it, I need not be alone in freeing myself from whatever troubles me. Great stuff Regis!!!
Reviewed by 000 000
This is so Fabulous! (To quote the young person I work with)
The unforgiving in ones soul will darken and erode the heart.
Wonderful write!!! CarolHawks
Reviewed by Michelle Mead
Forgiveness is so powerful, much more than many things this world sees as powerful. It is freedom and it is wisdom, loved this.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
The line "Naked I am" is deeply meaningful in this work. Those words capture volumes. The opening imagery is beautiful and sets the mood; a perfect metaphor. Well done! Love and Hugs:)
Reviewed by chris stienstra
"Naked and not ashamed", showing the achievement of the absolution. Regis, it may take me awhile to read all of your works, but, it will be a journey I look forward to very much.
My best regars,
Reviewed by Jolen Whitworth
Beautifully constructed. From the title down, this is as observing as it is absolving.

Reviewed by Mary Coe
This was very creative. Very nice. I love your poems.
Reviewed by Theresa curnow
Yet another superb offering Reg. You writing is unique and sublime. I love it, blessings, Theresa.
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Another powerful portrail of you feelings.. Well done.Its hard to move on, but for our own salvation we have too.....M
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
Wow- this Poem is Awesome REg- VEry DEEp and Understanding on Life-etc... HugS-Sheee
Reviewed by The Smoking Poet
Well done, Regis. The release is a powerful one, absolving ourselves in absolving others.
Reviewed by Denise Edwards
Very enlightening and inspiring poem, my friend! The pic adds a soft, comforting mood. Great!
Reviewed by Chanti Niven
You speak words I try to live by. Bitterness and unforgiveness is like drinking poison and then expecting the one that hurt you to die. It only poisons you inside. I live free from this and am lighter because of it. To forgive allows you to soar whereas to hold onto grudges is like wading through mud. You can't do it without getting dirty.
Brilliant poem Regis. I am in awe of your writing. I have read so much of it but am making time to let you know what I really think of it.
Love Chanti
Reviewed by Catherine MacDonald-- Spiritual Psychic Medium
Wow that is a strong poem... Shows the beauty of self acceptance and healing as a process... What we see ourselves as should not be defined by the limitations of others vision.

Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
Oh, Regis, your alliteration is just marvelous, well-used... it gave me a tone as the poem went along. There is a quiet power packed in every line... the message, so accessible to the human in us all. Great piece! katy xox.
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi
This one, too, is very good. "Naked I am, not ashamed" is the key phrase of the poem and its main achievement.
The insults, though, are confusing my interpretation a bit. To whom does that refer? Or is it "your accusations"? Please, let me know so I can understand the poem better.
Amour et paix
Reviewed by S H (Reader)
Very powerful :)
Reviewed by Paul Williams
Excellent write Regis...forgiveness resolves the spirit.

Reviewed by Ian Thorpe
Sounds like you found your way to the Ashless Fire, Regis. We all pray with flame if only we knew it - but I'm being too obscure.
This is a very insightful poem. When human beings learn to shake off the "mea culpa" that imprisons us then we start to have a hope of fixing this sorry mess we are in.
Reviewed by Sue Hess
Mea culpa is no longer part of my consciousness...what a great verse...i love your writing, it touches me deep down
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK

Late Review Between Crashing Computer,i.e. Netscape, Mozilla Went Together--Still Not Working Right!

Reviewed by Pier Tyler
A mixture of emotions that boils down to one, forgiveness. That spells freedom. Absolution is the power to move on. Fantastic write, yet again.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
If only all could forgive. Well done Regis
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Such an outstanding poem and message, this was lovely,

Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

A truly uplifting, resounding, most exceptional write my friend ... perfection!!

Best regards,

Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
lovely and inspirational
Reviewed by Safi
Awesome poetry, inspiring thoughts. Artwork is simply breathtaking! And all praise is to the Artist!
Thank you!
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath


A brilliant and inspiring write.
Wonderful,seemingly confessional poem
to share.

Continued success Regis,
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
True, Regis. Forgiving others and also learning to forgive ourselves is critical to living a whole, free life.
A profoundly, insightful write.
Reviewed by Sarah Tagert
Amazing Write Regis. Truely captivating!!
Reviewed by Handsum Hart
Wise words Regis, take care.

Blue skies and sunshine.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
very profound in it's message and the comment before the poem
can you accept forgive~ness? is a question as well for yourself
humble bare this piece gives it all

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

fellow poet, brother, that's all God wants of us, to approach His throne of Grace with humility and honesty. a most beautiful, respectful prayer, filled with deep wisdom. well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader)
If we can go to God stripped of everything then that's going to God. Good work, Regis!
Reviewed by George Jackson
I agree with Ed. There is much wisdom here.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
An extremely powerful piece, Regis; with quite a profound message.
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson
mmmmm....well done, regis.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
excellent message in this write, mon ami! c'est magnifique!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your texas friend, karen lynn. :D

paix et amour a toi! :)
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
An excellent write...forgivness sets your soul free, to do better write this wonderful piece...thanks for sharing
Peace, Carole
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
Taking responsibility for all that we do is paramount if any relationship is to survive. Giving and receiving forgiveness is the glue that holds two hearts together. Excellent writing, Regis.
Take care,
Reviewed by Aberjhani
The tremendous humility and sublime grace expressed in this poem give it a great deal of power. An inspiring flight from the slopes of the psychologically oppressive into the heights of the spiritually liberating.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
To know and experience this reality in the seat of our hearts - our mind, will and emotions - is freedom indeed, and this liberation from years of an otherwise captivity is something you just can't imagine until you finally experience it for yourself. We can be bound even by that which we are consciously unaware of. You speak of mystical and hidden depths of truth here, Regis, and the picture vocalises your meaning wonderfully. We truly do underestimate the power and beauty of both the giving and receiving of forgiveness. A much-needed and well-executed write, as always. TY for this. LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
I lke the summary note that precedes this poem...and the poem is an amazing message that carries the weight of the truth.

Wonderful work, Regis!

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by F William Broome
Your words help set others FREE... Like its cousin, embarrassment, guilt is only possible with one's permission.
Reviewed by Reginald Birch (Reader)
To be free, to be free, what would we give to be free.

Reviewed by George Carroll
Much in life is a Mea culpa, but we have to discern that which is not.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Excellent piece Regis...thanks for sharing!!

Much Love Tinka
Reviewed by Larry Rochelle
Latin zingers for the heart, a missile of bravery for the soul.
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott
So, so very true. Much wisdom here, Regis!
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Free At Last, Free At Last
Thank God almighty, I'm free at last
A Fantastic write ...Regis

William ......Peace & Love
Reviewed by Lori Moore
So many love to play the blame game. Fine write.
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch
yes we all have to stand up to those who bully us and project their nonsense on us. good reminder
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Freedom does make the shoulders feel lighter...Ed
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
amazing, really, how the power lies with us to disentangle ourselves and remain free... a lesson i have to learn over and over again it seems. this was really excellent, Regis.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
drop the baggage and run free...! well done, Regis.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Fantastic message and sharing!
Reviewed by Huda Orfali
Excellent Poem, Regis.
I like the verse, Yes prayed with fire, very powerful
Love and peace
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Reviewed by jude forese
forgiveness is becoming free from the source of the sin ... excellent poem in concept, Regis ...
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
The shackles do fall off with forgiveness..Nice garden..
Reviewed by Michelle Mills
Forgiveness is freedom, but never more so than for the one who does the forgiving. Unforgiveness is like a cancer...eating away at everything good in life. This is a powerful, beautiful write Regis. Michelle
Reviewed by Dave Harm
Superb! To be "exposed" brings the person to freedom...
Reviewed by Ann Marquette
Very powerful Regis, and often a tough thing to do...this forgiving.
thank you for reminding us...
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
Yes Eileen is right it pays to free oneself because if nothing else it does become the better part of valor.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Splendid Regis!If only more people realized how freeing this act is
they would never hold back. But then, pride is a very strong trait!
Beautifully written! Thanks for sharing!

Love, Eileen
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