In Support of Forgiveness

For Creativity Challenge Day 9: Support 
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In Support of Forgiveness

I
have
always
supported
victims of abuse
because I was one, more than once.

It
has
helped
me to heal
from past scars and pain,
to find light at end of tunnel.

But
to
truly
heal, one must
forgive that one, who
crossed the line and did that wrong.

That
makes
me feel
betrayed,
by my own person.
Feels like a lack of true caring.

But,
then
I think
of woman
who gives candy to
brutal opponents, action of love.

She
moves
out of
forgiveness.
I must do the same,
forgiving my unforgiveness.

Then
we
all might
be healed
and learn how
to live together lovingly,

with true support and acceptance.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/29/2016

Notes:  Although I had a vague idea when I began, I wasn’t sure of where it might go, and whether or not I wanted to go there.  Then decided to use the Fibonacci form, based on a number code, often found in Nature, and sometimes called “God’s Fingerprint.” I chose this form because although it might look simple, it is difficult, especially for those of us who are number handicapped, for whatever reason. It forced me to choose the words carefully, thus slowing down my dis-ease and allowing me to concentrate. Each stanza is the first six numbers of the code: 1,1,2,3,5,8, in counted syllables. And as I wrote each stanza, I realized that each one acted as a support for the one before and after it, and ended with a base line of eight syllables that acted as a base of support for the whole. Today’s challenge word is support. The woman in the poem, went to Standing Rock, out of curiosity, then decided to lend her support to the Native Peoples peaceful protest. And in her actions, allows us to see that true healing must be supported by forgiveness.

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3 Responses to In Support of Forgiveness

  1. ihatepoetry says:

    This was brilliant. This is a profound and masterful treatise on the true nature of love. Awed by this. Thank you/ Mosk

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  2. Sherry Marr says:

    I love the story of this woman, and the wisdom of forgiveness being essential before healing can happen. I like the form, too. Good one, Elizabeth.

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  3. It is in the forgiving that helps to make amends. One feels a lot more assured if one is willing to forgive and forget. Difficult to reconcile initially but otherwise it leaves one a lot happier in the long run. Great Fibonacci try-out Elizabeth. Tried it before ,a bit testy!

    Hank

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