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Below is the poem entitled Forgiveness which was written by poet Erica Gould. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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You ask for my forgiveness,
Saying it was done in grief,
What was it then,
When you boycotted my shower,
My wedding,
My house warming party,
My baby shower,
The birth of my son
(Your first great grandchild)
Snubbed the both of us,
When WE drove an hour one way, to see you
Many weekends in a row.
Grandpa was alive then.
I forgave you for all of that.
I still went to every function.
But Grandpa had just days to live,
I just wanted to tell him I loved him,
To kiss his cheek one last time.
"A soft kiss" he would say.
It was our special thing.
And after driving an hour,
Preparing myself for the scene,
You wouldn't even let us in the house.
You can't blame that all on grief.

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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 8:18:00 PM
    Pain expressed deeply in this amazing piece, Erica. Sad in it's great imagery. Enjoyable overall. Check out some of my poems, might find some you like. Peace.

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 2:31:00 PM
    Hi Erica, A heartfelt write for sure.. Ken