Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

The Path Of Forgiveness - Poem by Mary Nagy

As I creep down the path of forgiveness
and I search for my own lonely heart,
I yearn for the feel of completion.
I must finish what God made me start.

I can see in the distant horizon
there resembles someone I once knew.
Do I have the strength needed to reach her?
If I don't can I get it from you?

Will you help clear my path as I'm trudging
down that frightfully winding old road?
Can I lean on your arm for my safety
even though you can't carry my load?

This old path is alive in my memory.
It knew I'd return on this day.
I am listening to my own heartbeat
while the unknown is leading the way.

My legs have been turned into jelly.
I see myself walking along.
I wonder if I should be back here.
For some reason this feels very wrong.

Comments about The Path Of Forgiveness by Mary Nagy

  • Brian Dorn (8/11/2006 10:41:00 PM)

    Mary, a deeply conflicting piece that exhudes anxiety and mixed emotions. Very powerful and well done!
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  • (10/21/2005 8:00:00 PM)

    This is great, Mary. Meter, content, really well written.
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  • Ernestine Northover (10/21/2005 2:43:00 PM)

    You can never go back Mary, but forgiveness is something we all to strive to achieve, not an easy task. Sincerely Ernestine (Report) Reply

  • (10/21/2005 12:26:00 PM)

    I think you're doing a good job at showing some honest intense feeling, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (10/21/2005 12:21:00 PM)

    Mary...The last line, 'this feels very wrong' is very powerful and it fits the end of the poem beautifully. You are really reaching for the pain and touching it. Good poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 21, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, January 5, 2007

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