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JamesMichael
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The Power of Love and Forgiveness

Now that yesterday is gone
and I can see the error of my ways
I can more clearly understand
how wrong choices came into play,
so many times I was hurt by others
and I responded in anger and pain,
when love and forgiveness
would have been the better way
to stop the falling rain;
for when you forgive
love lives within your heart
and when you hold onto pain and anger
your peaceful world falls apart.


JamesLee
12/3/16

"And when they had come to the place
called Calvary, there they crucified Him,
and the criminals, one on the right hand
and the other on the left.   Then Jesus said,
"Father, forgive them, for they do not know
what they do."  And they divided His garments
and cast lots."...Luke 23:33,34.


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JerryPat2
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1 posted 12-03-2016 09:19 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I'm not much on religious-themed poetry, James, but you made sense here.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

2islander2
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2 posted 12-03-2016 11:33 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

this is so true, jerry, anger can be bad, forgive is not easy, specially to oneself for mistakes,
this is a thoughtful poem,
have a good day
yann
JamesMichael
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3 posted 12-07-2016 11:54 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Thank you JerryPat and 2islander2 for reading and responding...I'm saying forgiveness is the better choice...james
Namyh
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JM - How much less civilized would we be without the capacity to love and forgive. Fortunately somebody up high was thinking ahead even when we couldn't. Makes ya think. Enjoyed your work James. Namyh
Rex Allen McCoy
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It surely is a difficult pill to swallow, but it is the better solution  
JamesMichael
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Thank you Namyh and Rex for responding...james  
 
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