May 11, 2021

Forgiveness and such.


I, jobe, hereby forgive 

everyone who has ever hurt me, 

and likewise, I forgive myself 

for my own sins. 

A winter afternoon 

that feels more like spring.

-jobe


I’m no Christian, but those who hate

in the name of the Christ?

I find them truly repugnant.

And yet, may they be blessed,

may they be safe and happy.

Even them. 

-jobe


Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love.

-Mahavira


LINKS -

Ren Powell

Bait the Lines

Hardcore Zen

haiku eye

The Urban Mermaid

HOOT, a monthly literary magazine on a postcard

The Slowdown

clay and branches

THOTPURGE

Summer's End

Medusa's Kitchen

The Middlewesterner

The Morning Porch/Patio

VIA NEGATIVA, purveyors of fine poetry since 2003

thanks/jobe

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