Tuesday, January 13, 2009

i hurt someone

I hurt someone.

Quite by accident.

A misunderstanding.

It doesn't matter that I didn't mean to ...

because ...

I hurt someone.

I apologized.

And knew it wasn't enough ...

that I didn't mean to ...

that I would never...

because I did.

I hurt someone.

And I wanted forgiveness

more than I ever wanted walking.

And I wanted forgiveness

more than I ever wanted money.

And I wanted forgiveness

more than I ever wanted fame.

You see, I hurt someone.

I cried for the loss of trust ...

I cried for the loss of us ...

I cried for the loss of years ...

Because, I hurt someone.

In the mirror I want to see a kind man.

In the mirror I want to see a strong man.

In the mirror I want to see a wise man.

But in the mirror what I see disappoints me.

Forgiveness came moments ago.

Like water - no.

Like sun - no.

Like kindness undeserved.

I sit in my chair while my heart leaps

and my soul does backflips.

Forgiveness is a powerful gift.

Given by one - it's transforming.

But it needs to be given by two

For healing.

Now I have to try and find

forgiveness for myself.

But I am meaner than my friend

and cannot give it now, or take it

quite yet.

Perhaps that's why God made

tomorrow.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow!! that is so true, forgiveness does take two, one to forgive and the other to accept that they are forgiven. God is great and i too thank him for tomorrows

thank Save for a poem so true

wondering why I bother to read this said...

deep

Myrrien said...

I am not sure exactly what to say Dave except your words are very true, for real forgiveness to happen we must forgive ourselves.

Take care.

theknapper said...

Yes it takes time to let forgiveness land.....to find that teeny place in you that says you can be forgiven & that connection has not been severed. Your friend needs you to accept it as much as you do.
Thanks for sharing something that we all have done.