FORGIVENESS

Would you keep at it for long? Make your heart as hard as a stone? Turn deaf ears to endless pleas? “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” These lines you recite everyday But forgiveness is difficult to give And you look up to heaven...

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FORGIVENESS

‘Will I forgive?’ ‘Never’ Would you keep at it for long? Make your heart as hard as a stone? Turn deaf ears to endless pleas? “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” These lines you recite everyday But forgiveness is difficult to give And you...

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I LEARNT IT THE HARD WAY

I learnt it the hard wayThough, humane to meIt’s obviously unacceptable I learnt it the hard wayThat forgiveness is the greatestThough hard, the fastest route to greatness I learnt it the wayThat grudges have no gainRevenge is ever-pain I learnt it the hard wayTo accept apologies never tenderedTo keep my...

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PENANCE

To every soul I have seeded a kiss And every rust left on your lips To lust burnt in childish feat Forgive I plead To promises made in hurried speech And covenant broken in my immoral deeds To every word spoken that made you bleed Forgive I plead To witless...

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GRACE?

I go down the aisle of God’s place Dressed in my very best lace. I know it’s already late yet I walk at snail pace I say, this is afterall a temple of grace Is this where I shall see God’s face? Will I stay here all my days? Not...

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A QUEEN ORDAINED

She stood naked to the street, counting her tears For her past had rubbed her off her feet Leaving a scar inscribed to her face O yes she was a queen to only the mean But tears from God dropped from the sky And washed away her ill, left no...

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SEVENTY TIMES SEVENTY

When justice is forced to sit In open stalls of the markets, Forced to be haggled upon… Fill in the blanks and you’ll see us In a free for all, a bedlam Where the weak and the young, The old, poor and helpless, Become footstools For the strong and the...

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HER MISERY OR MINE

For the blood soaked misery That draped me I split no blame For the time of the thatched rags When hungry lips lapped mucus My scales hold no grudge For the hunger that gnawed When sunken eyes served bulbous head Anger won’t raise these lashes For the clawed shame That...

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FORGIVE ME WHEN I WINE

Oh! God, forgive me when I whine: I have my breathe, the world is mine; With feet to take me where I’d go; Mouth to eat, to say so and so With eyes to see the sunset’s glow; And ears to hear, a mind to know… Oh, God, forgive me...

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