David Keig

Rookie - 13 Points (1951 / UK)


Poem by David Keig

Not to forgive is emptiness
For cold and lonely souls
Who understand forgiveness
As somewhere they can't go
They fear a loss of strength it seems
And trap others in their web
Of blame and guilt and right and wrong
And leave the truth unsaid
For truth is not their province
Nor humanity their cause
They ask others to obey them
And think they own the laws
They seek virtue in adversity
They cannot once forgive
For they have never done a wrong
In the perfect lives they live.

Comments about Forgiveness by David Keig

  • Adryan Barnathan (11/7/2004 12:41:00 AM)

    Re reading this poem...it could be on a global or personal note...I hope I got it right.(Report)Reply

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  • Adryan Barnathan (11/7/2004 12:35:00 AM)

    I hear you David...but I fear the mold has been set.
    A window of opportunity for dialog was opened the day Osama spoke to the world...that was our second chance for peacful resolutions through dialog.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 6, 2004

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 6, 2004