Forgive or Not to Forgive?

Obstructive, loathsome
Gnawing, binding, debilitating
Gathering negative energy within

Merciful release
Empowering, illuminating, peaceful
Freedom for miraculous healing


Image Credit

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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22 Responses to Forgive or Not to Forgive?

  1. A theme I think that everyone can relate to…and though we all know that forgiving is good for the soul, we don’t know the road to take to forgiveness. It is difficult to soften a hardened heart. The words obstructive, stagnant…they say it all. A meaningful poem.


    • becca givens says:

      Rosie – thank you for your feedback and comments. Forgiveness is not easy – with our self, often the most difficult to direct or allow forgiveness … but … it is liberating and the answer to so much the keeps us from growing as well as healing – emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.


  2. I read several of your poems, Becca, and love your gentle way of “speaking”. Your soul shines through.


  3. Siannaphey says:

    We focused on forgiveness in Brasil – when we truly look within and acknowledge it, you realise where you need to let go, my heart and soul feel much lighter. We need to forgive ourselves as much as others ❤ thanks for a beautiful post


  4. Renee Espriu says:

    Can be monumental for us at times and not an easy thing to do but your words say it well…
    “Empowering, illuminating, peaceful”.


  5. Pat Cegan says:

    Sweet message of forgiveness, Rebecca. My goal is to learn to never judge in the first place. You captured this issue so well and your poetry form is perfect. Hugs, pat


  6. Becca,
    So right on target … we should always forgive ourselves so that we can heal. Blame does nothing but keep us stuck. This is so well written. Thank you for sharing it.


  7. Laurie Kolp says:

    I love this, Becca. You couldn’t have chosen better words here and the picture is so cute with the Band-Aid on the heart!


  8. booguloo says:

    Forgiving definitely.


  9. No, it isn’t easy at all, and, sometimes we are the one who needs to forgive ourselves, the most.
    but, it is empowering. Lovely, eloquent prose.


  10. siggiofmaine says:

    This is great…love it ! It is right on…
    and remember…stronger at the broken places…won’t need the bandaide forever.

    Peace ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine


  11. dani says:

    so true, Becca! as hard as it can be to forgive, it is ourselves that it heals. ♥


    • becca givens says:

      When we forgive – it is really our hearts and soul that benefits the most and heals …. not always easy, but definitely worth it when we take the needed steps. xoxo Thank you for visiting.


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