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The Fountain of Forgiveness

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Isis
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0 posted 10-01-1999 01:19 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis


Breathe life into this feeble heart,
Life this mortal veil of fear,
Give me strength and wisdom,
An end to all the tears.

Come away gentle child,
I dreamt they said to me,
To a place of true happiness,
To the place you are meant to be.

When the whirlwind of fury or realization comes,
What can you do?
Learn from your mistakes,
And strive for a better you.

I heard a voice like thunder,
Saying, 'What do you plan to do?'
'Drink from the fountain of forgiveness child,
It's all that's left for you'.

'Your in search of yourself young maiden,'
'Wanting peace in thy heart,'
'Drink precious child, drink,'
'For that is where you must start!'

I drank from the ancient fountain,
Water so clean, clear and fresh I'd never tasted,
A warm feeling settled over me,
I drank it all not a drop was wasted.

I did not believe because I did not see,
It all comes from within,
I had to forgive myself,
Before a new life could begin.

And the lands that fell before me,
All the paths were no longer overgrown,
All my journeys would start anew,
Just forgiving myself I could now walk on the stone.

The stars above the slumbering hills,
Are dancing as far as my eye can see,
It's like I've been born again,
Life is out there waiting for me.

The wind no longer a gust between the trees,
The road now a ribbon of moonlight across the moors,
The moon no longer a ghost but a beacon above the seas,
Now my soul no longer need close it's doors.

On the dusty roads I walked,
Over glorious mountains so majestic and high,
Through rivers running deep,
Feeling I could touch the sky.

I just had to forgive myself,
Lay all the troubles behind,
So I could start my life again,
And happiness I'll find.



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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny, compared to what lies within us.
~Isis~

© Copyright 1999 Isis - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 10-01-1999 01:29 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Self forgiveness, as most know, is one of the hardest things to achieve. I like this very much Isis.
Isis
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2 posted 10-01-1999 01:36 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks Severn, it's easy to forgive others, harder to forgive one's self..

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny, compared to what lies within us.
~Isis~

Julie
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3 posted 10-01-1999 02:08 AM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Isis,
This is definately the best! I could go
on and on...your imagery was MAGNIFICENT!
The subject matter...well you picked one
of my favorites no matter if forgiveness
of the self or others...it all has to
start somewhere.

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Julie
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Thou who has given so much to me,
give one thing more: a grateful heart.
>George Herbert



Isis
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4 posted 10-01-1999 06:02 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks so much Julie!!!! I tried to expand on my imagery, glad you didn't think it was too flowery.......

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny, compared to what lies within us.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

WhtDove
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5 posted 10-01-1999 06:13 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Isis this was wonderful!! It is hard to forgive oneself. But that is the right place to go. Drink from the ancient well my dear, it will fill your soul. Sounds like an inspiration and words from above!? Very, very nice!!!!!!!!!!
Isis
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6 posted 10-01-1999 06:17 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks WhtDove, yes it's kind of like an inspiration and that's what I was looking for.Glad you liked it and understood..

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny, compared to what lies within us.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 10-01-1999 06:22 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Very, Very nice

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It is better to be silent and be considered a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Isis
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8 posted 10-01-1999 06:29 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks Hoot, every reply means a lot..

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny, compared to what lies within us.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

U K Hero
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9 posted 10-01-1999 06:29 PM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

Thanks Isis you have vision here, personally, I consider this the best (of yours) I have read
Isis
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10 posted 10-01-1999 06:33 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks UK Hero, one can only improve!!

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny, compared to what lies within us.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

Pufalove
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11 posted 10-01-1999 06:40 PM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

I'm not much of a writer, but I am a big reader. This is magnificent. When we can forgive ourselves (and we ARE our biggest critics), we can forgive anything or anyone!
Bravo!!!!!!!!
Isis
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12 posted 10-01-1999 07:41 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks Pufalove, it's nice to know I'm on track at last..

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny, compared to what lies within us.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

Denise
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13 posted 10-01-1999 08:17 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very lovely and inspirational!

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Denise
Saxoness
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14 posted 10-01-1999 08:24 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

this is very good.
Sometimes, we blame ourselves for things we had no control over, and those are the hardest to forgive.

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot


Isis
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15 posted 10-01-1999 11:42 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks to Denise again and Saxoness.
Saxoness you were quite astute with your comment for me and this poem. Thanks.

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny, compared to what lies within us.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

Alwye
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16 posted 10-02-1999 12:42 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wow, phenomenal..self forgiveness is indeed hard..a truly exquisite piece.

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*Krista Knutson*

Wise is he who faces the frailty of man with the strength of an understanding heart. -- Daniel L. Miller


Pepper
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17 posted 10-02-1999 12:56 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

stunning visual Isis ,this is a remarkable piece......

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
RainbowGirl
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18 posted 10-02-1999 05:35 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Isis: Very strong message here and one of the hardest is self-forgiveness...we're always so hard on ourselves..I like your thoughts!

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Christopher
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19 posted 10-02-1999 01:43 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

ANd sometimes it is hard enough just to recognize the need for fogiveness, or to ask for it
Well done Isis, another important messge!
Loneheart
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20 posted 10-02-1999 03:25 PM       View Profile for Loneheart   Email Loneheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Loneheart's Home Page   View IP for Loneheart

Forgiveness of ones self is truly the first step
To a contented soul
But take care kind maid that it is truly thee
That needs the forgiveness you seek
A very touching subject and beautifully written


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Loneheart
Isis
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21 posted 10-02-1999 06:11 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks Alwye, Pepper and RainbowGirl, I'm quite pleased with this piece and this is the most responses I've had, so I obviously did something right!!
And thanks be To Loneheat, I understand your point my friend.
Thanks all!!!

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny, compared to what lies within us.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

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