Forgiveness

Forgiveness

A Chapter by The Reverend, S. D. Blankenship DD. Ph. D.

 

 

 

For this is the greatest gift 

Of all things, for life, love,

Regret, and sin are the worst 

Granted to you by the lowest

Insight and cast out by most

Very often is abused and

Everyone is misused as for

Nothing in this world is

Eternal and that is why

Some never say they are

Sorry, or forgive anyone.

 

 

 

 



© 2011 The Reverend, S. D. Blankenship DD. Ph. D.


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Another acrostic that I truly enjoyed--you are quite good at that, it would seem. I've always felt that forgiveness is a touchy subject, but I'm never sure why. It's never made sense to me to NOT forgive...staying mad at someone very rarely punishes them, and it makes a person bitter and unpleasant. XD

I will say that I was a bit confused by the lines "Granted to you by the lowest/Insight and cast out by most." I was not sure if the 'insight' belonged to the previous line, and had been brought down for the purposes of form--which makes all the sense in the world in an acrostic poem--or if it was actually the start of a new concept. Either way--the word insight just didn't seem to belong, somehow. Does insight grant people things?

Also...I feel like the poem...lost something because of the form. It was well-written and the form did add a certain je ne sait quoi (I am so pretentious, haha), but the sentiment seemed fine WITHOUT the acrostic piece, and sometimes I felt like sentiment was sacrificed for the sake of form--for example, there were times when your word choice seemed just plain awkward, and your line breaks were confusing. But these are really minor details in the end, because I did enjoy this poem--it's quite good as is and could be even better with a small bit of revision. Good job!

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very true. well written.

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A poem that all can relate to!! Good job!!

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Wow! Nice job!

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Concise, and very true for many. Thank you for sharing.

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A reminder for all of us!

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I liked this. Forgiveness is a gift. I think about it alot. It seems to me that people who are in need of forgiveness are often the most forgiving themselves. I know at this point in my life I find I can forgive just about anything. I just don't have the energy to hold a grudge. Great thought provoking piece.

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