Linda Ori

Rookie - 192 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

* Forgive Her - Poem by Linda Ori

Yes, I know she hurt you,
Made you question who you are -
Now you wonder if it may have been your fault,
Just remember that you're human
And you're bound to make mistakes -
What's done is done and now it's in the past;

You may have had your reasons,
And I'm sure she had her own -
And to look back now and try to make some sense
Is the toughest part of dealing
With a ghost not put to rest -
You're not perfect and the world's a bitter place;

Just remember that I love you,
That I understand your pain -
That I'm here to lend a shoulder if I can,
I really have no answers,
I can only give advice -
It's up to you to heal this gaping wound;

For even though it's over,
Still you're bleeding deep inside
And the memories still occupy your mind -
Even when you don't address it
It comes creeping up your spine
To snag you at some unsuspecting time;

Perhaps it is forgiveness
For her faults and for your own
That may help to put this demon to its rest -
Or else this thing will test you
Every minute of each day
And consume you even though you're not aware;

So let go of the memory
Of how she broke your heart,
Forgive her now and send her on her way -
Your heart will grow much stronger
Once the hole in it has healed..................
And you'll be free to love another day.

Comments about * Forgive Her by Linda Ori

  • (3/1/2008 1:14:00 AM)

    Yes! That should be one's philosophy of life! (Report)Reply

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  • (12/16/2007 12:13:00 PM)

    A very well balance poem of putting things into perspective, the pain still hurts but somehow you have numbed it through understanding

    Thankyou Linda

    Love duncan X

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  • (11/18/2007 3:37:00 PM)

    It take some doing but it can be done It is much harder to forgive youreslf than other people. Somethings are not meant to last forever So keep the good memories and discard the bad ones Then move on (Report)Reply

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  • (11/4/2007 12:49:00 PM)

    I know of someone who would liked to have written this poem and I feel ashamed. Linda, you bring tears to my eyes. (Only a fine poet can do that) . t x (Report)Reply

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  • (10/18/2007 1:29:00 AM)

    This is a sad but a so truthful poem. Best forgive and forget. Top marks and thanks for sharing my friend.

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  • (10/16/2007 7:21:00 AM)

    Is she well intentioned,
    or the bitter modern muse,
    I don't really care that much,
    when she can write things,
    ... like you do!
    Consider her forgiven,
    all else of little use,
    except, of course,
    the loving part...
    the living part...
    the real part...
    and then of course,
    ... the smooches! : -)


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

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