By: Dianne Billstrom
This poem was written for a sister who relived my pain and guilt when she forgave me of something that happened so long ago, she’d actually forgotten the incident. I on the other hand, clung to the guilt until I confessed to her and was absolved.
I wallowed, all too long,
In depths of sorrow,
For deeds of the past
A seed of grief,
Buried in a pit of guilt,
Reaching up from
My grave of fear,
Heaven touched me,
You said, “I forgive.”
Like a forest bathed in new snow,
Washed in pristine white,
Baptized in the light of love,
I am forgiven.
Beautiful poem. I was on the other end of this once.
There was a woman who had done me wrong, and I wasn’t even aware of what had happened. Years later, when I found out about the incident, I actually spoke with her. She confessed, and I frankly forgave her. It was amazing. The whole conversation was over the phone – 2,000 miles separated us, but I could feel the sincerity in her voice. I could see that this had troubled her for years.
The experience not only impressed upon me the joy she must have felt as she was able to say “sorry,” but it also let me feel the healing nature of forgiving another. I didn’t need to suffer from the hurt caused by others – if I simply forgive.
Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
I know Dianne–she’s a talented lady.
This is a very powerful poem – Thanks
Forgiveness is such a powerful principle. Thank you for this poem.