Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.


Forgiveness

Suzanne Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney - LIFETIME Premium Member Suzanne Delaney - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Forgiveness which was written by poet Suzanne Delaney. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Suzanne Delaney

Best Suzanne Delaney Poems

+ Follow Poet

The poem is below.


Forgiveness

I have painted a picture
of the tulips you gave me.
The occasion that will always be, 
just between us, is represented in 
the background of fiery red.

They were the most delicate
pale shade, like the pallor of 
my shock on the discovery, 
and how you fell from grace,
like their petals onto the table.

I painted them intact,
Timeless, like we are
and will always remain.

For love is like a journey,
and tulips can heal, sometimes better
than any convulsion of regret.
The moment of giving
is, when forgiveness wins or loses
and what passes for love 
is sometimes, a private history.

Suzanne Delaney

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
Date: 2/9/2016 2:45:00 PM
Philosophical, enlightening, witty. wonderful reminders.
Login to Reply
Date: 2/7/2016 11:16:00 AM
The words are sweet, full of life and promise, and the message is sweet to both heart and soul. Emile.
Login to Reply
Date: 2/5/2016 8:35:00 AM
I think a lesson we learn as we grow older and make our own mistakes. Emotional write, Suzanne.
Login to Reply
Date: 2/5/2016 5:47:00 AM
Forgiveness is always so very important. A lovely write, Suz. T.J
Login to Reply
Date: 2/3/2016 3:51:00 AM
good poem "for love is like a journey''
Login to Reply
Date: 2/3/2016 12:35:00 AM
TIS BETTER TO FORGIVE THAN TO BLEED. Dad always told we kids that forgiveness frees two hearts and the one doing the forgiving gain the greater reward. Life in 61 years has taught me the correctness of that. Excellent poem. A7
Login to Reply
Delaney Avatar
Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/4/2016 12:04:00 AM
Yes ROBERT: I agree too. Everyone makes mistakes and it usually about themselves and not the one they have hurt. Harboring resentment only makes you I'll. Best, SuZ