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Kiss of Forgiveness

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This poem is not meant to suggest a passive acceptance of abuse.

I have been bruised, a wounded love,
trampled by uncaring wrong;
a joke, he laughs and turns away; his disgust
blatantly displayed. I offer God's shalom.
Neglected, a young wife disowned;
he the undisputed ruler of his realm.
His harsh commands hurled from his throne,
cutting and cruel. God grant him calm.
I dare not hate the bitter rod
he wields upon my shattered soul, nor react,
for it has hastened me toward God,
a mystery only experience can dissect.
I yield to providence, a jeweled grace,
that bids me kiss my persecutor's face.

Copyright, 9-2-2015
Faye Lanham Gibson

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 10/18/2015 8:17:00 AM
BACK AGAIN,THIS TIME TO ADD THIS POEM TO MY FAV LIST AND SAY THANKS.
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Date: 9/29/2015 9:27:00 PM
Excellent poetry on the power of forgiveness and the road that takes the Godly followers on. A7
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