ANJALI SINHA


** Forgiveness ** - Poem by ANJALI SINHA

Looking back,
so much trouble in our lives
And wonder why
this for me is ‘hives’
Why is there pain
This hate insane
cos we are alone
We hate others
in the crowd forlon?

And then, I remember
What my peers said
Look up to the lord
Look up the saviour
For one must die first
To live again

So much anger,
so much strife
Then our minds
are closed rife
Words don’t dare
to come forth
And if words do come
They’d be hate
and venom pourth

The answer to this,
may seem far away
Nay, its close to you,
I say
Just be cool
Pray the lord and repent
For,
Theres forgiveness
And its in forgiving
that one does live again.

Forgiveness is a way of life,
friendship, peace and harmony
when we forgive
you stop feeling resentful
there is no more indignation,
or anger against another
for a perceived offence,
difference or mistake,
theres no clamor for punishment
IT MEANS THE END OF VIOLENCE.
IT MEANS PEACE

AHIMSA PARAMO DHARAMA
Anger begets more anger
Forgiveness and love
Begets more forgiveness and love
Its good for both
The forgiver and the forgiven

The BIBLE - christianity says “Lord forgive them
for they know not what they do”
In KORAN – Islam, Allah is said to be the most forgiving
The BHAGWAD GEETA - Hinduism says
Equal to friend and enemy,
equal to honour and insult,
pleasure and pain,
praise and blame…that man is dear to me (Chapter12, verse18-19) .”
And in DHAMAPADA -Buddism
The law of Karma we notice
That it is not a way of taking revenge
But practicing Karuna
To avoid resentment and thus forgiveness.

Anjali
27-11-2009


Comments about ** Forgiveness ** by ANJALI SINHA

  • Ryson DsouzaRyson Dsouza (2/6/2017 7:36:00 AM)

    superb. well said with reference of religion & reality... (Report)Reply

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (10/12/2010 4:21:00 PM)

    Wonderful words to wash away the wounds of weary world! Excellently expressed my friend! 100/10 (Report)Reply

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  • Mark NwagwuMark Nwagwu (12/6/2009 4:37:00 AM)

    And then, I remember
    What my peers said
    Look up to the lord
    Look up the saviour
    For one must die first
    To live again

    Yes, Anjali, we have to die to self, to be able to forgive - not to be too full of ourselves; die to our passions, die to our selfish cravings, and learn to be more giving. Great! ! 10 from me, mark
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  • Andrew mark Wilkinson (12/2/2009 4:43:00 AM)

    It's not always so easy to forgive, not always easy to forget! but all must in the end, if we want to become that beautiful soul... Andy 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Ravi SathasivamRavi Sathasivam (12/1/2009 12:32:00 AM)

    As usual another beautiful poem from you.
    Great thoughts and well penned.
    Enjoyed reading it
    Thanks
    10+
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  • Alison Cassidy (11/30/2009 10:09:00 PM)

    Words of wisdom penned with honesty and passion. Your footnotes are impressive Anjali. Your message resounds! Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report)Reply

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  • Sandra MartyresSandra Martyres (11/30/2009 12:48:00 PM)

    'To err is human to forgive is divine' - your poem dwells on the essence of forgiveness and is beautifully written as usual.10 (Report)Reply

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  • Naseer Ahmed NasirNaseer Ahmed Nasir (11/30/2009 8:33:00 AM)

    Beautiful thoughts and nice wise words from your pen, anjali. Really good.
    Regards

    Naseer
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  • Nikunj Sharma (11/29/2009 10:22:00 PM)

    you have touched a sensitive isuue that prevails in all of us...we take positions..we make opinions and then we find its hard to forgive...if we cant foregive, we shall never be forgiven.......the law of attraction says, what you give comes back to you..........this poem like many other of yours requires to be read few times to be understood by a moron like me...........good one (Report)Reply

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  • Allemagne RoßmannAllemagne Roßmann (11/29/2009 8:18:00 PM)

    Some famous Arabic pledges which always catch my mind which is restless
    ....................................................................................................like this -
    Rabboussama'i Fikarraja'i
    fi ainiha ara hayati
    ati ilaika min haza ilkauni
    arjouka labbi labbi nidai

    English Translation ---

    O God of Heavens O RAbba O,
    In You there lies my hope
    In her eyes, I see the life sought so long
    I come to you from this universe
    Please answer answer my call
    Answer answer to my Fikarraj'i (or killer of 'fikarrs' or plead or problem)

    Some banal Amit Ray dedicated to his bacchanal poetry pride

    from One lovely iceberg

    or Ek(One) -terin(beh-terin) -Berg(place)
    where people are too cold to be forgiven even by
    Allah..........
    Insh-aAllah
    Khush-am-adeen Anjali
    Amit (Hebrew -friend and Sanskrit-infinity) and Arabic-Ziad-'eh-mit' (growth of bond) or the unknown world of unscrupulous unseen but ubiquitous ukelele of universality in us...
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  • premji premjipremji premji (11/29/2009 7:33:00 AM)

    dear anjali
    every book you worship,
    that you are not able to understand,
    is an idol.............................................
    the root cause of all evil..................................
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  • Ranjit Ravindran (11/29/2009 7:24:00 AM)

    Nice one Anjali.... as the saying goes 'Forgive and forget, you will never regret.'
    I forgive but don't forget... For evolution is not confined to goodness alone. My suggestion is forgive but don't be convinced that it will slay all evil. We are undeniably living a materialistic life. Forgive & forget applies to the ideal, unmaterialistic life. I still strongly agree with you on that forgiveness part.

    Ranjit.
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  • Ken E Hall (11/28/2009 9:46:00 PM)

    Lovely thoughtful poem 'forgiveness, leaves a wonderful feeling inside the body when one forgives and a peace descends to soothe the mind and kindness to all living things hmmmmmmmmm if only...world take heed of this poem! +++10
    And thanks too
    kind regards
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  • Peter StrugnellPeter Strugnell (11/28/2009 10:56:00 AM)

    wise words beautifully put, yes to be truly at peace you have to forgive others and forgive yourself, being angry for a while is ok too! (Report)Reply

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  • Meggie GultianoMeggie Gultiano (11/28/2009 7:21:00 AM)

    this is a very inspiring piece written from your heart.Forgiveness will not be achieved if there is still pride that lives inside your heart, and bitterness instead of becoming a better person.I was humiliated before in this site, and it hurts because a fellow Filipino did it, .
    Nevertheless, I have forgiven him, and I want to forget him forever.
    thank you for this wonderful words of yours..
    Take care, and know that I love you, my friend

    Hugs,
    Meggie
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  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (11/28/2009 6:09:00 AM)

    I always admire poets like you who recognize the oneness of God regardless of their religious
    beliefs. Your poem is written with great insight and wisdom and I commend you for pointing out the importance of forgiveness. 10 love Karin
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  • PERSIAN NIGHTINGALEPERSIAN NIGHTINGALE (11/27/2009 11:42:00 PM)

    forgiveness, Compassionate feelings, necessary for our lives, your heartprint, thanks for sharing 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Marcella D (11/27/2009 5:53:00 PM)

    long and very creative, why can't anyone forgive to whom and troubles? (Report)Reply

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  • Milica Franchi De Luri (11/27/2009 5:46:00 PM)

    I loved it.........it's what i needed to read today, and it goes on my list of favourites so i can read it hundred times...........10 (Report)Reply

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  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (11/27/2009 2:58:00 PM)

    well written and well researched.. wonderful piece. i concur. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 27, 2009



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