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I Forgive You

Dearest love,
We are here tonight on this very tentative and frightening occasion
to commiserate and forget, celebrate and remember, but most of all
to choose that path which will lead us to the rest of our lives.
It seems unfair that life provides us no map to guide us nor compass to lead us.
All we have is ourselves and the intuition derived from experiences
and hopefully the courage to take the next step.
We have been through paradise and hell together.
We have shared intimacy like none I’ve ever known
and indifference I wish I hadn’t, and we lost our way.
We are indeed veterans of a long struggle during which
our hands slipped apart and we were drifting alone in places
separate from each other’s hearts,
blame, resentment, and escape became the fog on our separate paths
and all along the way we wished we could reach out
and find that hand that had so warmly guided us before.
We met others on our path that were lost as well
and even though their hands were not quite as warm
it was at least some comfort not to be alone.
But somehow, someway an old tattered piece of paper
with the way to a lost love burned hot in our breast pockets
with the memory of that warmer hand and warmer love.
Now the fog has broken and we stand here at this crossroad
reading the lines and expressions of a face we’ve known before,
but instead of joy we’re afraid and our affected efforts to say hello
expose the pain of our separation…I have missed you so
for no other has given me the height of elated emotion
nor the comfort of an embrace that whispers “I need you”
and the physical communion of a love that once was not lost.
I share the responsibility of letting your hand slip from mine
as you do mine from yours…long ago we met at another crossroad
for the first time and we fell in love because we were attracted
to that special mix of emotions and compassion that made us feel cherished.
So we stand here again and I want to embrace you and tell you
how very much I’ve missed you, but I’m afraid and the only words
that are on my breath are “I forgive you”, I pray you feel the same…

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  1. Date: 2/7/2015 12:35:00 AM
    Craig, how could this not be a top winner? Congrats all the same my friend!

  1. Date: 1/25/2015 1:18:00 AM
    Wow, Craig...Just WOW! This is a fabulous write, my dear. Tender and sweet and so revealing of what many marriages go through. Superb.

  1. Date: 1/25/2015 12:19:00 AM
    CRAIG, always pleased to read every entry on any contest list. Congratulations on your HM. Luv ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 4:10:00 PM
    Craig congratulations on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 11:55:00 AM
    you stirred me heart and soul, craig... congrats on your win!...:) huggs

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 11:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Delilah's "Adultery" contest Craig. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 12:07:00 PM
    Amazing words straight from the heart......beautiful write Craig! Congrats on your win! Hugs

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 11:37:00 AM
    So like the man I assume you to be, a dear..human, forgiving, compassionate man [OH yeah WE the Obama-rumba!] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 6:16:00 AM
    so this is the letter you were talking about, craig... relishing every word here; poignant!.. big clappies for your win.. send her yellow flowers ( wink):) huggs!

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 5:54:00 AM
    a very beautiful poem..i like it. big congratulations on you win friend Craig. Hugs Maria (^_^)

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 12:47:00 AM
    Big congratulations on your first win Craig xx

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 11/7/2012 12:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oops sorry on your win, not first win xx
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 10:33:00 PM
    Craig, what strong words and emotions. Congratulations.....Seren

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 8:31:00 PM
    Craig, congratulations in Delilah's " Adultery , forgive or not to forgive " contest. Enjoyed stopping by to read her winners. Good Night~ Always & Forever PD"

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 4:36:00 PM
    This poem shows a man of great experience, both of sorrows and happiness. This was just gorgeous and so genuine. Absolutely loved this wonderful narrative. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 11:39:00 AM
    Very expressive work that reads like winning material to me..Enjoyed reading this afternoon ...Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 9:32:00 AM
    Craig, I am so imprssed with your entry to this contest. It shows heartbreak and love and maturity and all of the emotions in between. I am sure I just read the winner of the contest. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 1:23:00 PM
    A write close to the heart. I almost felt as though I am intruding, reading this personal note. Blessings, Craig. Su

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 12:36:00 PM
    Craig,giving you less than 10 on the rating for this outstanding narrative would be respectless!Masterpiece,lots of heart and soul here!