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The strength to forgive

I could sit there and dwell,
on everything people have done,
I could count all the times,
that I have been walked on.
But It's not worth it to me, 
to hold an unforgiving grudge,
for whats done is done,
and God is our final judge.
I refuse to feed anger,
I will have no part,
in any hurtful game,
made to attack the heart.
Only when you forgive, 
can you  move on,
you have to let go,
for the pain to be gone.
I'll forgive my foes, 
so I can be freed,
because in a hateful life, 
no one can succeed.

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  1. Date: 4/5/2012 8:14:00 PM
    it takes the strongest power in the world to forgive. but with rationalization we learn to live. what will happen if we fail to forgive a torment in hell we will some day give.

  1. Date: 3/13/2012 10:15:00 AM
    What a wonderful way to approach life, we need more people such as yourself.

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 2:58:00 PM
    Yes! Only with love can bad be defeated:-) There`s a fine heart pounding inside your chest,Amanda! Have a great Sunday.Take Care,Arild

  1. Date: 2/28/2012 2:56:00 PM
    nice amanda.

  1. Date: 2/28/2012 2:38:00 PM
    What an awesome message for those of us that don't know this. Very well done!

  1. Date: 2/28/2012 3:22:00 AM
    Agree with you Amanda, "only when your forgive, can you move on....let go"Very good job in this poem, like it alot.Thank you for written it Amanda. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 6:49:00 PM
    This is very good. You have done a wonderful job. We have to forgive so that we too can be forgiven. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 5:41:00 PM
    Great write, Amanda! Forgiving is easier said than done but worth it and God asks for it from His children. Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 4:16:00 PM
    X-Celent write!!! You said it all so well....Forgive and be freed... Very nice!