Forgive Them All

Forgive Them All

A Poem by Susanna F
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This is not easy to do - still working on it. Based on a real dream I had.

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As I laid it out before me

It was black and scarlet red

All the sins they had done to me

To this time and place had led.

 

There was cold and such injustice

There were cruel and hurting words

All these aches I kept inside me

As years flew by swift as birds.

 

Jesus said don’t hold forever

The wrongs that cause us pain

But how could I, imperfect sinner

Erase from my heart the stain?

 

How could the falsehood of a friend

Or abuser of a child

The attacker and foul gloater

Deserve a thought so mild?

 

I was eaten up with fury

Of tears there was no end

With evil people and past hardships

I my weakness did defend.

 

Then one night I had a vision

I was curled in God’s own hand

As He comforted my crying

I began to understand.

 

He said, “Enemy or brother,

Who should rule the heart that’s yours?

Why let them steal years of joy

When from Me such blessing pours?

 

“You work hard and have a good life

With a family whom you love

With your own two hands you’ve made it

And with guidance from Above.

 

“In ten years your understanding

Of this world has grown so much

You have left those toxic people

So why let them your heart touch?

 

“Forgive them all, let heartache go,

Remember your own failings, too

Forgive them all, mad, evil or weak,

And my peace will come to you.

 

“Even if they’re undeserving

Even if you don’t know why

Trust in Me, they will find justice

Now, my daughter, cease to cry.”

 

So I wiped my tears and smiled,

Put on strength and stood up tall.

“Though it will take time and effort,

Father, I’ll forgive them all.”

© 2012 Susanna F


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Attempting to convey a dream that contains such a divine encounter is truly difficult. However, I believe you did an excellent job of delivering a poem full of grace. Your work show us the transcendent power of God.

One of my favorite things about this piece is that you take us on a journey. We see the struggle of the speaker accept the divine grace of God. Then you have the life changing lines written from the perspective of God: Who should rule the heart that’s yours?/Why let them steal years of joy/When from Me such blessing pours?" Those lines are truly lessons to live by. You teach us that we can be makes of peace instead of living with vengeful hearts.

Well done with this poem!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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A meaningful poem Susanna. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Attempting to convey a dream that contains such a divine encounter is truly difficult. However, I believe you did an excellent job of delivering a poem full of grace. Your work show us the transcendent power of God.

One of my favorite things about this piece is that you take us on a journey. We see the struggle of the speaker accept the divine grace of God. Then you have the life changing lines written from the perspective of God: Who should rule the heart that’s yours?/Why let them steal years of joy/When from Me such blessing pours?" Those lines are truly lessons to live by. You teach us that we can be makes of peace instead of living with vengeful hearts.

Well done with this poem!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well, I like your poem, and I like jesus too, but i was molestion over 100 thousand times for ten years, and i cant and wont forgive. I am glad you that strong of a person. Nice Write!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Susanna F

7 Years Ago

Thanks. I survived some of that too, which is one reason I wrote this. I'm not saying I've ALREADY f.. read more
Almond Syiem

4 Years Ago

Hey Jordan's Back, I like the fact that you are being real about your pain. No, it's not possible to.. read more

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Added on September 13, 2012
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Tags: forgiveness, anger, depression, trauma, Christian, God, justice, pain, child abuse

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Susanna F
Susanna F

Private, AZ



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My name is Susanna. I love writing, and have written stories since I could spell. I write mostly fiction and poems, and have had several poems published. As a full-time working wife and mom, I hav.. more..

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