forgiveness

nourish2i
stand within
my own story
today
knowing
you too
have your own story…
one
which
i
do
not
know,
but your truths
led you
along a path
which in turn
now
leads me
down the path
of needed forgiveness …
as i sit at my desk
my heart
begins to beat fast
knowing these words
i am writing-
this release of my soul-
is to you
but it is
FOR ME…
i believe
in your story
you were wounded
or you would not
have in turn
taken it out
upon me
we have a common bond
we both share pain
thus
i begin
the
first step
of telling my story
which will
begin
a new
pathway
to tranquility
calm
stillness and
permission to
live true
from this day forward…
i am willing
to grant you renewal
to give you wings
and release you
into the palm of
acceptance
grace
and
healing
by forgiving you
i then expose
the core of my soul
to
beauty
love
growth
healing
nourishment and
gratitude
it also
assists in the
separation
within me
that i have carried
for 50 years
from
pain
sadness
scars
tears
worthlessness
self doubt and
insecurity
i accept your words
as being said
the best way you knew how
i forgive you for being
cold
distant
harsh
and
not
what i needed
for the last time
i carry the burden
of remembrance…
for this new day
i unshackle myself from you
put a warm salve
upon my seeping wounds
and begin
to
walk away
with a heart
that is ready to forgive