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

Thursday, December 9, 2010

"beware" poets united thursday think tank #26-forgiveness

A trouncing remark
is supposed to be forgotten.
Like a crushing boot …
Forgiveness rests within
knowing there is
no gain in retaliation.
I’ll forgive what you didn’t say.
People come – go
sometimes it’s best
While snakes live in darkness,
occasionally coming out to sun themselves.
Waiting to strike.
Slithering in my path.
Hiding in the tall grass …

24 comments:

  1. Pamela,
    I love the words you have written here and also what can be read, between the words!

    I share your sentiments with this subject...

    Eileen :)

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  2. A great piece - congrats on Blog of the Week!

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  3. Eileen, one may read lots between the words.
    Pamela

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  4. Ollie,
    Thanks on both counts :)
    Pamela

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  5. Pamela, I have learned it IS better to forgive, even if sometimes forgiveness is hard. But there are so often those snakes that slither in one's path!

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  6. Dear Pamela,

    Whoa - I'll forgive what you didn't say.
    Loved that so much.

    Loved your new Christmas look too!

    Now a gift for you Pamela:
    http://poemsbyninotaziz.blogspot.com/2010/12/inspirational-gregory-colbert.html

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  7. Mary,
    I just read something today that said we must work on that every day.
    Pamela

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  8. Thanks nino and I am getting in the spirit.
    Pamela

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  9. Great job, so can relate, crushing foot speaks volumes!

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  10. "I'll forgive what you didn't say" - really cool! Good one, Pamela.

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  11. Intriguing image of the snakes. Also really liked the line "I'll forgive what you didn't say."

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  12. snakes live in darkness...
    love the line.
    awesome take.

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  13. Ella,
    It is like someone crushing you with a boot, when they hurt your feelings.
    Pamela

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  14. Thanks Sherry it is harder to forgive something not said, as opposed to what they did say.
    Pamela

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  15. Dani thanks for the visit.
    Pamela

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  16. Very well said, and it is better to forgive. Difficult as is it.

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  17. I'll forgive what you didn't say.

    A sure fire road to peace!

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  18. there is indeed no gain in retaliation... well, except wrinkles. i love your poem!

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  19. Jinksy,
    Easier said than done.
    Pamela

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  20. Bing, who wants extra wrinkles! Thanks.
    Pamela

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