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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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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2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Kind of sounds to me like a song.
I liked how you take a simple thing like forging someone and make it much more.
Nice write. =]

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2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Very well done. Your thoughts well expressed.

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3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Absolutely beautiful.
I like the facts about our inner divinity that you present trough the necessity of denying our ego and embracing truth and love, by forgiving.

A.M.


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how can you truly forgive if you can't fully forget. i have forgiven all of the people who have done things to me except for one person. and i would forgive him if it was possible to wipe my mind and forget everything he's done to me. maybe that is my downfall. but i don't know what to do. very nice.

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This reminds me of the lyrics 'sorry seems to be the hardest word'. Yet it is a very short word, and easy to pronounce. I has become a universal word, often stripped of its original meaning. True forgiveness means more than saying sorry. This unknown poet captures this very well.
Thank you for posting!

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A real good piece this, with so much truth hidden in each of these words, which one can not help but see

Well done
Leran Vakem

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