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Forgiveness

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CocoBaci
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0 posted 05-11-2000 10:44 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for CocoBaci

Tears were cried again last night
As they drown her in the shower
All the while expressing a laugh and a smile
For the fears and tears she hides so well.

With makeup as the tool that she uses
To conceal the blemish of the bruises
She tries to hide the feelings inside
She does whatever she has to do.

Why did she stay
Why was she not afraid
Of the insults and the degrading
Of simply just being alone with him
At the whim of his fist raging.

His force crushes dignity and at times self-respect
Yet her confidence, esteem and intellect
Seem to be destroyed by his abilities of trust, love and need.

Heart turned to ice  
Feelings turned to stone
Laying awake at night she prays all alone
To the angels above she cries out her plea
Help her to awaken tomorrow she asks of thee.

It has taken much time to reach this moment in her life
The fault now lies with him
No longer does she need to repent
He was always the one to blame
Realizing after all has been done
He is the weak and she is the strong.

With her heart now learning to love
She finds new strength in the Lord above
She wishes no harm to come his way
She accepts his apology and lives life day by day
Slowly attaining a peace of mind in life
As forgiveness in her now shines bright.

~ Dedicated to one now opening doors to love and believes that a trust can be, yet most sacred to her is the embracing of forgiveness ~
CocoBaci





[This message has been edited by CocoBaci (edited 05-12-2000).]
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Gemini
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1 posted 05-11-2000 11:34 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Your words are heartfelt.  I wish you peace in your journey.  One cannot under estimate strength in forgiveness.  Be courageous in your endeavors to get on with your life and know you are a good person.  Hugs.
Marge Tindal
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2 posted 05-12-2000 02:01 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

CocoBaci~
This rips with the images of abuse.
I guess the important thing is that 'she' made it out with her life.
Not always easy to do ... and sometimes impossible.
Wishing 'her' the best of luck in going forward to more gentle hands and heart.
~*Marge*~



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netswan
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3 posted 05-12-2000 04:29 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

hi there coco  if your friend needs further
help, have her email me ------
abuse comes in many forms - silence
are my lips to those in need.
Skilled I am in how to stop abuse.

This is a lovely tribute and beautifully
written poem ------

I do care - many do
hugs from netswan
Kit McCallum
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4 posted 05-12-2000 06:44 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This was incredibly touching and poignant CocoBaci ... forgiveness has the wonderful capacity to allow one to move forward with strength and dignity, and indeed, on to a better world.

Best wishes,
/Kit
CocoBaci
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5 posted 05-12-2000 02:21 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

I thank you friends once again for stopping by, I realize this one I write is not of the genre that I usually echo from my heart yet recently I learned that my dear friend has stepped thru the doors and faced past demons that lay hidden before.  She truly is an amazing lady for now she bravely goes forward giving life a chance to breathe inside her heart and soul.
CocoBaci
REBECCA ALLYN
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6 posted 05-12-2000 02:25 PM       View Profile for REBECCA ALLYN   Email REBECCA ALLYN   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for REBECCA ALLYN

So emotional, it gets right at my heart!!
I am totally feelin you with this one
much hugs and love


LOTS of LUV,
Becky
brian madden
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7 posted 05-12-2000 02:40 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

I wish your friend all the best in the future. Quite Powerful piece of poetry... I am glad that your friend has found hope, she is very courageous.    
Thanks for sharing.  Look forward to reading more of your poems.
Denise
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8 posted 05-12-2000 02:45 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

The power of forgiveness can never be underestimated for the healing it can bring. Even if the relationship itself can not be saved, at least some measure of peace can be obtained. This is very well written!

Denise
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9 posted 05-12-2000 06:34 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Coco,
      your warmth and love for your friend radiate from this poem. . . you have captured the feelings of loss and confusion well. . .

Excellent. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

JamesMichael
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10 posted 05-12-2000 06:50 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

There is an important message here...even as she has found it within her heart to be loving and forgiving she needs to find a man that shares these soft and good emotions of the heart.   James
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