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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Dusted with determination
her bent old body plows a furrow
in the field of time.
She has bled into the earth,
eaten unleavened bread
with sacramental wine

Old Mother seasoned with
sorrow, proud of her pain
and the daily acts of contrition
that may bring absolution,
or that may crumble
like the gauzy wings of moths

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/24/2018 7:14:00 AM
WOW!!! Fantastic write Sherry....and a masterful touch of angst in that last couplet.
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Sherry Asbury
Date: 11/24/2018 8:38:00 AM
Thank you, John - I just go where my pen drags me...
Date: 11/23/2018 9:25:00 PM
This aptly describes forgiveness, you can beg for it, even when you do not mean it for you only did something wrong in another's point of view, which you know sometimes seems distorted. But what happens next might bring absolution and yet, it might merely crumble into the earth. Well done!
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Sherry Asbury
Date: 11/24/2018 8:38:00 AM
Forgiving ourselves is the hardest part.