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Father, Forgive Them

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Father, Forgive Them

'Father, forgive them,
For they know not what they do"
I breath out from up on my own cross
Feeling the humiliation and shame
The jeering mocking throng
Those who think they know
What is behind my acts
My words
Who THINK they know
What is in my nature
My heart
Who misconstrue
And abuse
Self-righteous and smug
Who have shouted, “Crucify!”
And driven in the nails
With sanctimonious sighs
And turn a blind eye
To acts of kindness
To the compassion I have shown
Even that they try to taint
With their growing hate
Not knowing, not understanding
The pain I feel for the rejected
For I am rejected too
Even though I bear the truth
Trying to set others free
From their demons of the past
"Father, they cannot see
What is in me!"


"Father, forgive them
They don’t know what they do
I will not confess
To anyone by YOU
You are my father
My judge
The Master of all that was, is and will be
You know my heart
I’m your child
Here on the cross
Having become sin
I hang
Hurt
Bleeding
In pain
From those who question...
My spirituality
My identity
Claiming I’m not who I say that I am
A fake

You cover your face
In my hour of shame
For I have become sin
And you must let me face it..ALONE
That is the greater pain

Father, forgive them
They do not have hearts to feel
Nor minds to discern
Eyes to see
The truth in me
The truth behind my words
They twist and turn
Casting the spear in my side
To make sure I’m dead…..
Forgive them
And give me the strength
For forgive them as well
So that I may taste
The newness of life that awaits
Beyond the shadow of the grave
Resurrection of my soul
Father, Father....forgive"...

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 8/19/2013 6:08:00 AM

    Your poem seeps in emotions.I loved this one Eileen.Nicely crafted.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/20/2013 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh...wow! Lovely post! Thanks every so much!
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 9:30:00 PM

    A beautiful poem. Only God has the right to judge us - not anyone else, but they do all the time, so yes - forgive them father for they don't know what they do. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/20/2013 10:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lucilla...Yes, that is all we can do, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by, my dear. Always a pleasure!
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 2:57:00 PM

    A poem of love about the greatest love....well done my soul daughter

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/18/2013 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my soul mother! I do love you! :)
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 12:29:00 PM

    very nice write Elieen, have you been watching Passion of the Christ ;} thank you for reading my Floodgates ;}

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/18/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No, this is my own personal pain, my dear! I did watch the Passion...Wow, It was something else. I have watched many movies on the life of Christ....All moving! Thanks for the visit! :)
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 9:35:00 AM

    Amen, we can but imagine what he went through but can never fully understand the depth of Jesus's Love for us. Very moving piece.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/18/2013 1:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No, we never ever can, Richard. Thanks for stopping by...
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 8:14:00 AM

    To forgive those we have to sacrifice our greed and arrogance.We can't do this, that's why we are human.....Forgiveness is the best way to be happy for ever.I enjoy your write.Best wishes from your new friend

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/18/2013 1:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Litan.....Glad to have a new friend. Thanks for reading and commenting. Forgiveness isn't always easy, but it is liberating. :)
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 7:41:00 AM

    The shoes of the character you placed yourself in this poem was accomplished quite strongly. Very deep & full of sacrifice. Excellent!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 8/18/2013 1:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Drake...I do thrive on words of commendation. :)