For Creativity Challenge Day 9: Support
In Support of Forgiveness
victims of abuse
because I was one, more than once.
me to heal
from past scars and pain,
to find light at end of tunnel.
heal, one must
forgive that one, who
crossed the line and did that wrong.
by my own person.
Feels like a lack of true caring.
who gives candy to
brutal opponents, action of love.
I must do the same,
forgiving my unforgiveness.
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.