At the Poets United Thursday Think Tank, we were asked to put forth a poem about forgiveness…


Humbly consider your own part
in whatever caused the rift

Take a breath before you start
Don’t allow your words to drift

Take the blame for your wrongdoing
Let the person hear your sin

Silence, key to real renewing
God forgiving, God within

This time may not seal the deal
ending in a warm embrace

But if you want the wounds to heal
You’re started at the perfect place

© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil