A Choice

Submitted by Joy J. on Sun, 09/08/2019 - 03:10

Forgiving myself,
It’s hard.
I know the feeling
Of Condemnation,
Of Shame
The sting of sin in our own lives
Reminding us of whom we are
Whom we tell ourselves that we are:
Repeated failures
Not fixable

These lies I’ve pinned
To myself,
Some longer than others.

But one thing we must do
One thing I must do
If I’m ever to embrace
God’s forgiveness
His true, real, wonderful
I have to forgive myself
I have to.
If I don’t, the lies remain
If I don’t, the lies overwhelm the truth,
If I let it.

But God forgives me
It’s a promise
Do I forgive myself?
Yes, I do
Because He says
I’m worthy,
Made whole,
A precious pearl,
In His sight.
Worth more
Than all the money, fame and glory
This world could ever buy

He forgives me
I forgive myself
That’s enough
I’m free.
“The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.” ~ Psalm 103:8

Author's age when written


Wow, Joy. I can’t believe just how much I related to this piece of poetry. It revealed so many truths of human nature that I really appreciated. It flowed well into the next line and was beautifully cohesive!
My one critique is on something that may have been perfectly intentional. Here you say:
“Reminding us of whom we are”
My mind is going to ‘reminding us who we are’, but that’s up to you.
Lovely and well done!

Introverts unite!
From the comfort of your own homes!

Thank you, Madalyn! This poem was meant to speak to myself just as much as I hoped it would speak to others in a meaningful way. :D So I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Yes, you are right, it makes more sense to make it "who" instead of "whom." Thank you for letting me know! :)

C.S. Lewis ~ "He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less."