Lawrence S. Pertillar Forgiveness Poems

1.
Exceptions To The Forgiveness Rule

I am the first to admit,
That a forgiveness given...
Should not be a consideration,
With a solicitation that escalates in debate.
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2.
In Exchange For Forgiveness!

I remember the days when ethnic jokes,
Were told to provoke one to respond...
In similar ignorance condoned that went on,
To manifest a racist environments.
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3.
Do They Expect Forgiveness

What now do those people do?
Those who actively participated,
In screwing over others.
The ones who pursued,
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4.
Forgiveness Is Not There

When cries of the young,
Can not be soothed or stopped.
And bombs continue to drop...
Outside of their innocent visions.
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5.
Season Of Forgiveness

And once again...
Leaves blowing in October winds,
Fall to drfit from different trees.
As branches are left exposed.
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6.
That Forgiveness They Seek

After decades of declaring created enemies,
They wanted others to believe...
Were full of jealousy and envy.
With a doing of awful things to themselves,
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7.
Unproven Forgiveness To Give It

Time...
Has never proven to be,
Forgiving or kind.
Done to do by anyone,
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8.
Expressing Forgiveness

Anyone who does a wrong to another.
And with consciousness to intend it,
Meant to do without thought to use.
Can expect to pay the consequences.
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9.
Forgiveness

Okay.
Well done.
Now...
I want you to concentrate.
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10.
Forgiveness To Give

Seldom does a forgiveness to give it repeatedly.
Comes with a warrantee.
To have it checked on an annual basis.
Most who give another their forgiveness once.
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11.
Your Sweetened Forgiveness

I came to apologize.
However...
I did not expect,
Your sweetened forgiveness.
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12.
Offers Of Forgiveness

What is done to create,
Seems easier to take.
When the making is done to do,
To others who disapprove of it.
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13.
Quick Forgiveness Givers

An escalating of a nonsense started.
That develops into something,
Easily to have been avoided.
Will find its way to be regretted.
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14.
Forgiveness Given To Assume It

There are times the right thing,
For another to do...
Is too soon to be appreciated.
It is not realized to recognize,
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15.
Forgiveness To Give It

Some may find it convenient,
To use another,
They might consider to be...
Either an easy target.
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16.
Culture Of Forgiveness

A culture of forgiveness,
Has begun to emerge.
As a surge of outrageous madness,
Nibbling on a serving of hatred...
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17.
Quickened Forgiveness Comes

A choice to abuse those refusing to choose,
To use darkness to undo love...
Will bring these doers someday into broad daylight.
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18.
Declining Forgiveness

We must help those whose lives,
Are stuck in an unchanged past.
It is difficult for them to accept,
The times now out of their grasp.
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19.
Forgiveness Should Be Given

The lesson to be learned?
Forgiveness should be given.
It is not an act,
For anyone to earn.
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20.
More Than A Forgiveness Wished

It has to be traumatic,
To approach and seek a forgiveness...
From those one has actively victimized.
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21.
That 'Is' Some Form Of Forgiveness

Those who unknowingly,
Rally around the ones who have lied...
And found themselves supporters of a deceit,
Are equally as quilty...
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