"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Looking for forgiveness day #6 November PAD chapbook challenge-looking for

Looking for "forgiveness"

Is what he said to you,
As if the bruises given,
didn’t go below epidermal surfaces.

Where they nestled themselves,
like leeches looking for,
more blood and pain.

Burrowed in the years,
Contusions and scars,
visible on the surface

So broken underneath …
Forgiveness is looking,
for a warm place to hide

10 comments:

  1. Oh Pamela, this one I know only too well. And I very much like the manner in which you put it all together in one place, forgiveness looking for a warm place to hide, oh yes.

    Elizabeth

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  2. Thanks Elizabeth.
    There are so many abused people out there.
    Pamela

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  3. This is a painful, yet hopeful, poem to read. I love the idea of forgiveness hiding in the warm.

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  4. Forgiveness is not easy for ongoing abuse. Excellent poem, Pamela

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  5. Viv,
    Thanks and hope is all some people have.
    Pamela

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  6. Mary,
    That is so very true.
    Pamela

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  7. Jingle it is a very sad topic and thanks.
    Pamela

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  8. There ARE so many abused people out there. Bless them, in all seriousness.

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  9. Diane,
    Agreed~there are far too many.
    Pamela

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