Dogs 2015

PARDON BEGGED
(9/10/15)


in order
to survive
with sanity
intact

we must
forgive

unfortunately
the act
is not
a one time
allowance

forgiveness
must be lived
continually

with each
breath

with each
heartbeat

if we cease
to forgive
for even
an instant

resentment
returns

the poison
that only kills
ourselves

to forgive
and to forget
is a fantasy
beyond
human ability

so we must
remember
the responsibility
when we accept
a handshake

accept
a hug

or even
more importantly
when no apology
is offered
but we want
to move on
anyway

we must
adapt
a lifestyle
of forgiveness
if we elect
to choose
that course

we should
be in good
practice

we've been
forgiving ourselves
for all
of these years