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Forgiveness

Did the 'father prodigal' ever think, Of founding his superiority; And convince his converted son to shrink, Under his offense against purity...? Having forgiven all his enemies, Persecuted; hung on the cross; murdered; Had ever Jesus entertained fancies, That his kindness is reciprocated…? If I forgive just for self-contentment, It's like receiving a fee for my trade; I give; they give me back; short investment; By giving and taking accounts tallied. There's some selfishness within me hidden, When I make forgiving a self-healing; Nobility in my dealings be seen, When I confront a sinner repenting… I don't condone one's action. I let go. Forgiveness is to move on. It's my strength. I accept all. Yet, I'm not great I know. Forgiveness is a gift and heart's true wealth. It's my resilience. True moral science! It's not a full stop, but, it's true take-off. It's my effort. My ongoing practice! It's because of this I'm always well off. Let me go beyond selfish horizons, And farthest of all finite mundane shores; Let me understand human feelings, Let Renunciation be my guiding force. “There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10) 23 May 2021 FORGIVENESS Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Unseeking Seeker

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Date: 5/25/2021 1:03:00 AM
Very well written and very true. Good luck in the contest. // Barry
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 5/25/2021 1:50:00 AM
Thank you very much.
Date: 5/24/2021 11:20:00 PM
WoW! Christuraj, What a well-written and powerful write about forgiveness. Forgiveness is hard to do but so necessary. You have expressed that point very well in your write. Best wishes in the contest. Have a great evening. PS, If you have the time, read my poem “ Unlikely Prison.”
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 5/24/2021 11:36:00 PM
Thank you very much.
Date: 5/24/2021 11:12:00 PM
Love the message the poetry and the poet.
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 5/24/2021 11:38:00 PM
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Date: 5/24/2021 10:44:00 PM
This is a wonderful poem and and very inspirational. Forgiveness is not easy. I have achieved my few instances with prayer.
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 5/24/2021 11:01:00 PM
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Date: 5/24/2021 4:35:00 PM
WELL done. For me, this line just about says it all: I don't condone one's action. I let go.
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 5/24/2021 11:02:00 PM
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Date: 5/24/2021 3:15:00 PM
no greater power on earth then forgiveness, your poem is heart felt dear Chris, I am honored that you remembered me, hugs
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 5/24/2021 10:28:00 PM
Thank you very much.