Certitude of the Tested Proclaimed

Certitude of the Tested Proclaimed

A Poem by Mary
"

forgiveness is the most powerful survival tool we have. Scars indicate healing.

"

I observed

the Enlightened Ones garbed in flawless white linen robes 

serenely secure within their candlelit mountaintop temples

proclaim with the Certitude of the Untested

If you would but seek freedom, you must first forgive

 

I suspected

the Enlightened Ones left a few things unsaid

about the price of Forgiveness and the ultimate cost of Vengeance

perhaps they didn't know, or forgot, perhaps they simply chose not to say

 

I sought

the freedom proclaimed by the Enlightened Ones

for Vengeance had me at Death's door

I saw no way out

 

I affirm

with the Certitude of the Tested 

from my third floor electric lit apartment in the city

unceremoniously garbed in my comfy blue plaid flannel robe

If you would but seek freedom, you must first forgive

 

I proclaim

with the Certitude of the Tested 

from my third floor electric lit apartment in the city

unceremoniously garbed in my comfy blue plaid flannel robe

“The price of forgiveness is a bargain indeed-

because spiritual scar tissue is strong enough

and heavy hearts can still keep beating

and crawling is but walking on all fours

because the alternative is Death


© 2015 Mary



Author's Note

Mary
I would love to hear your response to this poem. Constructive critiques are very much appreciated (clarity, punctuation, etc)

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Wow...I see where you went with this from the other poem. Well done and clarified so well. Yes, big difference in the untested and the tested. I love the comparison of the cloistered temples far above it all to you in the city in your flannel robe! A lot of wisdom here.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Yes! I'm with you Mary on the "Certitude of the Tested" line! This is so powerful and beautifully written. It should be on an Illuminated Manuscript or Dead Sea Scroll! "The price of forgiveness is a bargain indeed."-we do what we have to do to seal the deal, to live,no matter the personal cost... Brava! Master-Class writing!

Posted 7 Months Ago


Hi Mary, Well structured and delivered poem. Very deep. I'm not sure if this is the location to get back to you regarding your comments on my Fear of Numbers poem. I want to thank you so much for your kind response. I appreciate and value your observations. Have a great day. Earl

Posted 1 Year Ago


Wow...I see where you went with this from the other poem. Well done and clarified so well. Yes, big difference in the untested and the tested. I love the comparison of the cloistered temples far above it all to you in the city in your flannel robe! A lot of wisdom here.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You have a very imaginative and original mind! This is very good and i not entirely sure what it means but I'm not good at reading between the lines. It's quite profound! The repitition works really well and gives it a liturgical feel.
Well done Mary.
Alan

Posted 1 Year Ago


Mary

1 Year Ago

thanks for the review. It's kind of a personal reflection that essentially says that damn! the myst.. read more
The them is very true in this. We are sometimes taken captive an enslaved by our own bitterness and by the grudges we hold. We should lay aside every weight and the sins that do beset us. Great message!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mary

2 Years Ago

Thank you Levi for your kind review. I've come to learn the hard way that forgiveness allows spiri.. read more
Forgive....or ask that you yourself are forgiven? Your word usage is fine, I would expect we all have our own idea of how we get to Him. Valentine

Posted 2 Years Ago


Mary

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Valentine. Your comments are really helpful. I have found that forgiveness is the only .. read more

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