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by Robert F Martin
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
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Not physical
But spiritual

Of ourselves

As much as
Of others
Is essential
For spiritual growth

Without true Forgiveness
We are haunted eternally
By past sins
Forgiven by God
Long ago

Without true Forgiveness
We are stuck
In the spiritual swamp
Of hate, fear, and negativity
Towards others

Caught up in such emotion
We forget

We forget
That everyone is on the same path

All are here for the same purpose
But all are not at the same point
Along the path

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Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
Wonderful write!

Reviewed by Jane Rodway
Yes, and spritual paths are so personal and we are all on our own ones, nice work.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
for sure
thanks for opening some eyes to true facts
time to forgive and start the new year off right
wonderful share
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
Forgiveness is necessary to make one happy, many types of forgiveness, that from God, for ourselves, and for others. Forgiveness for ourselves is often more difficult than it is for others. Great write and full of wisdom, many have strayed from the path in which they were intended.
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Connie Faust
One area where forgiveness is vital is marriage.
Without forgiveness, marriage is an impossible struggle, hindered by resentments and grudges.
God has forgiven me much; I can forgive another by calling on Him to help me.
Insightful poem.
Reviewed by Approximately Naive
Forgiveness follows repentence. For example, Judas never repented thus he condemned himself. But we are to be prepared to forgive lest we be eaten up with bitterness. Not always an easy act to dispense.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Your poem made me think of this definition of love that someone gave me:

"Love has a different tune: I love you, therefore you are free to do as you wish. My love says you cannot do any wrong in my sight. My love says you cannot hurt me for it would not wish to make you responsible for the way I feel. My love says I am here for you if you want me, or I can be gone if that is what you wish. My love does not depend on your performance to exist - it depends entirely on a choice I make, moment by moment. My love accepts that you may even come to hate me for what I am and it is strong enough not to compromise itself to please you. My love cannot be manipulated. My capacity to love is infinite and is not bound by your feelings or desires."

Thank you for sharing your sentiments. Love and peace to you,

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