The Power of Forgiveness

Sally Fox

Not an excusal
Or kind denial
Of hurts inflicted
Though undeserved

Nor mere acceptance
Or acquiescence
To painful heartache
Future obscured

But understanding
Appreciation
No one is perfect
Whatever occurred

Promises broken
No harm intended
Lack of commitment
All dreams deferred

No power to hurt me
Through lack of affection
That journey is over
A gift to myself

Family and friendships
Now moving onward
Promising future
Life well deserved