Self-Forgiveness

Self-Forgiveness

A Poem by Phill Oz O'fee
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Sometimes... the hardest thing to do...

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Self-Forgiveness




What is this

Shadowy suffering

Weighing down

My shaking spirit


Ushering dark

Dire disturbed dreams

Screaming me

To cold awakening


A broken anchor

Embedded in bedrock

Keeping me

From moving on


Many questions

I ask myself

By self-examination

Of truths and lies


Searching crossroads

Of my misguided trails

And finding pathways

Lead just too now


On my knees

Hugging the ground

Waiting despairingly

For enlightenment


Then a consciousness

Gives answer simply

To expose this anguish

And naming it...


‘Guilt’


Copyright @ Phillozofee 2018


© 2018 Phill Oz O'fee


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Author's Note

Phill Oz O'fee
Self-forgiveness is an important aspect of self-compassion. It acts to soothe our body, mind and soul of the pain caused by shame and facilitates the overall healing process.

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...and I always say, it might be easy to forgive someone, the hardest is to forgive oneself, and THANKS to YOU for writing this, brilliant, with simple and smooth language that is perfect for anyone who might be suffering or under the same situation here, You allowed us to be there step by step, with no doubt You are an enlightened and aware person, it's shown in the fine way You've written these words.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Phill Oz O'fee

9 Months Ago

Thank for such a kind and humbling review - bless you for these comments … :-)



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It seems like I've been clicking on your short poems lately so I'm glad to find this one in my reading library, becuz I love it when your magic goes on & on (even tho your haiku/senryu is well-stated). I remember spending the first half of my life being dragged down by guilt & your message describes the sensations poignantly. I love the way your poem starts out seemingly with vigor & precision, then it dwindles as the stanzas go by, as if weighed down by sheer guilt, it feels like each line has to be squeezed out toward the end! I don't know how you do that, but it feels dramatic! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A point of interest that relates to your piece.

In Anglo-Latin, the term for "one who commits suicide" was felo-de-se, literally "one guilty concerning himself."

Posted 9 Months Ago


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The imagery of verse 3 explains why we engage in guilt feelings even if we have never done anything really evil. The past is our main reference to who we are; without it there is nothing there. Our emotional self prefers an anchor, even an unpleasant one, to the void.

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Phill Oz O'fee

9 Months Ago

Thank you kind sir - your comments re very much appreciated - bless you :-)
Most people find it difficult to forgive themselves. Much easier to forgive others. An accomplished write Phill. Third stanza especially strong and visual. Well done.

Chris

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Phill Oz O'fee

9 Months Ago

Your comments ring so true - I think all of us have moments when we need to forgive ourselves in ord.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

You are welcome :)
A broken anchor
Embedded in bedrock
Keeping me
From moving on

Love the metaphor here, This is a really good descriptive write
Awesome writing

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Phill Oz O'fee

9 Months Ago

So pleased you like the write Brandie - very kind of you review … :-)
...and I always say, it might be easy to forgive someone, the hardest is to forgive oneself, and THANKS to YOU for writing this, brilliant, with simple and smooth language that is perfect for anyone who might be suffering or under the same situation here, You allowed us to be there step by step, with no doubt You are an enlightened and aware person, it's shown in the fine way You've written these words.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Phill Oz O'fee

9 Months Ago

Thank for such a kind and humbling review - bless you for these comments … :-)

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Phill Oz O'fee
Phill Oz O'fee

Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom



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