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Forgiveness - The Eleventh Good Word in the "Good Words Project" (Poem)

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Forgiveness

© by Shyron Shenko 4/11/2014


Forgiveness is never cut and dried

Only you will know if you even tried

Raw grief, hurt and anger from others you may hide

Give your gift of forgiveness and forget about your pride

If being unforgiving eats you up inside

Vain thoughts, that you will not need forgiveness

Even if forgiveness you have never sought

Never realizing how much pain you wrought

Eventually when you ask forgiveness

Surreal is the way your heart will feel

So.. With Forgiveness your heart with love can then be filled

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How much easier it is to go forward not having to hoist or drag those huge grudges along with us, letting them spoil the future as they tainted the past, just by their presence. It is always better to travel light . . .

— Au fait

© 2014 Shyron E Shenko

Comments

C E Clark from North Texas on July 16, 2020:

Forgiveness of people who have harmed one is good for the soul. Jesus calls on us to love our enemies or those we perceive to be. He forgave the people who crucified Him even as He was hanging on the cross. Not suggesting it's easy to do it, because it can be very hard depending on what the injury was, but if one can forgive, it saves hauling the burden of carrying grudges around everywhere. Forgiveness frees one up to move forward and with a lighter load, or ideally, no load at all, and with a lighter heart. Really nice to go forward without the baggage if possible. God will help anyone who is having a hard time forgiving if only they will ask Him.

Watched the video you sent. Thanks.

Posting this to AH & FB.

Hope you are doing your best to be cautious and stay safe as this virus gets more and more prevalent everywhere. Blessings, dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on December 01, 2018:

The Bible makes clear that holding a grudge and failing to forgive means not receiving forgiveness either. To receive forgiveness one must first give it. People who can't forgive are doomed . . . I really think it is more of a stubborn refusal to forgive than an inability. What advantage is there to holding onto grievances? Forgiving others does far more for the forgiver than for the forgiven.

Blessings and hugs to you also. Stay warm . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 23, 2016:

Au fait, some people do not have the capacity to forgive. thank you for the comment and for sharing this.

Blessings and hugs my dear friend

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 12, 2016:

Al, thank you so much for the comment.

Blessings my friend

Al Wordlaw from Chicago on February 11, 2016:

Beautiful hub and poem Shyron. Keep up the great work

C E Clark from North Texas on February 10, 2016:

Sharing this excellent poem again too, for the same reasons I gave regarding mercy. Mercy and forgiveness are so important to everyone whether they realize it or not. Practicing it, not just receiving it.

Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 09, 2016:

Au fait, thank you for coming back and sharing this. Yes, you are right.

We are staying as warm as possible. You take care also.

Blessings and Hugs

C E Clark from North Texas on January 05, 2016:

Funny how those people who need the most forgiveness seem to have the least forgiveness for other people.

Sharing.

Hope you're staying warm and well. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 20, 2015:

Devika, thank you for the comment. Yes forgiveness is wonder part of every one's life, without it we would not be here.

Blessings and hug dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 20, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comments and for sharing. We all need forgiveness.

It was good to talk to you too, glad you have plans for Thanksgiving. Have fun baking pies.

Blessings and Hugs and give yourself a hug from me.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 20, 2015:

A great thought here. Forgiveness is such a wonderful part of one's life.

C E Clark from North Texas on November 19, 2015:

This is such an important concept. Mercy and forgiveness go together and this is what Jesus stands for. I truly believe the same standard we hold other people to is the one we will be held to.

Sharing of course . . .

Glad we were able to talk today and that you are feeling better today. Hope you and John both stay well and warm. Blessings . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 24, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comments, sharing and thumbs up and the blessings and hugs. And a special thank you for your quote.

Blessings and Hugs to you also my dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on May 22, 2015:

An excellent poem on such an important issue. If we can't forgive we will receive no forgiveness ourselves. And if we can't let go of those trespasses against us we must carry their burden with us like a millstone everywhere we go. Grudges are not lightweights.

How much easier it is to go forward not having to hoist or drag those huge grudges along with us, letting them spoil the future as they tainted the past, just by their presence. It is always better to travel light . . .

Sharing this again and voting it up.

What great weather we've had the last couple of days! It could be this way year around and it would suit me just fine. If it weren't so muddy it would probably be perfect for all you have to do outdoors too.

Blessings and hugs, dear friend. Hope all is well with you both.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 12, 2014:

Maria, you are such a treasure.

I agree, forgiveness does not always heal relationships.

Thank you for the kind words, and the love, joy and peace you send.

I love you also!

Shyron

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on October 11, 2014:

"Forgiveness does not always lead to a healed relationship"...

This is the crux of the matter, as well as forgiveness of self, you dear woman and you have captured it all so beautifully in this poem - straight from your beautiful heart.

I continue to catch up with Jo's series - finding you by her side, ever faithful...Love you, sending hugs and peace, Maria

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on September 18, 2014:

Thank you Dear Paula, for you kind comments, compliments, pinning and tweeting this. I am so glad you enjoyed this poem.

Blessings to you dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on September 18, 2014:

Jaye, you are such a treasured friend, thank you for your kind comment, up votes and for sharing. I know you are right about the benefits of forgiving, for both people.

Blessings and hugs to you.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on September 18, 2014:

DealForALiving, thank you for your comment.

I have opened my heart and asked for forgiveness, and I will continue to ask, because I am such an imperfect creature, that I will forever need forgiveness.

God Bless you. . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on September 18, 2014:

Au fait, thank you my dear friend for the posting, pinning, sharing and commenting. I would be nowhere without you!

May God grant you forgiveness if you need it, and peace and love whether you need it or not.

God Bless you. . .

Suzie from Carson City on September 16, 2014:

Shyron.....So much of your heart & soul in these words.....simply beautiful. This presents an entire world of deep contemplation. Your enormous talent has turned itself inside out for this wonderful hub....Peace, Paula

Pinned & Tweeted

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on September 16, 2014:

I enjoyed reading this lovely from-your-heart poem again, Shyron. We cannot be reminded too often that forgiveness helps two people: the forgiver and the forgiven.

Voted Up++++ and shared

Jaye

Nick Deal from Earth on September 16, 2014:

Sometimes you just need to open your heart and ask for forgiveness. There's nothing more to it..

C E Clark from North Texas on September 15, 2014:

I think forgiveness and mercy are the most important things everyone needs to remember and give generously of them. If one cannot pass on the forgiveness God has given them, in the end they will not receive forgiveness either. Everyone needs forgiveness and mercy sometimes. No one is so perfect they will never need it.

God uses a person's own standards of judgement to judge that person who holds those requirements, so it is wise to make absolutely certain one can meet their own standards before requiring those standards of other people lest one fail to receive forgiveness and mercy themselves.

Voted up, BAUI, posted on FB, and shared on HP.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 29, 2014:

Thank you Jaye, I really appreciate you. You are precious and you are right on in everything you have written on here and thank you for the up vote.

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on June 29, 2014:

This poem is awesome, Shyron, and calls attention to the need for humans to learn how to foregive. Holding grudges leads to festering of the emotions, and that often leads the one with the grudge to become a bitter person. Unforgiveness harms the person who harbors it in his or her heart, rather than whomever is the object of all that anger.

As your hub makes clear, forgiving someone for ill treatment of you or someone else you hold dear does not require that you forget the bad behavior (regardless of that little ditty, 'forgive and forget'), although it's best if you can put it behind you and move on, consciously not lingering on the bad feelings until it becomes easier not to think of them. It may not be possible to allow the transgressor back into your life after forgiveness, for often those who hurt us do not change, but would hurt again if given the chance. Self-protection is necessary, but it does not lessen the positive effect on the person who truly forgives.

I personally know this to be fact from my own life. It was a lesson learned that proved very beneficial. Life is too short to bottle up resentment against others. Let it go!

Voted Up, Useful, Awesome and Beautiful,

Jaye

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 25, 2014:

Thank you Jo, for such a beautiful compliment and for the comment, sharing and up votes.

Love, hugs and blessings & Shalom

Jo_Goldsmith11 on April 21, 2014:

This is once again a beautiful poem. I really appreciate you so much and you are doing just awe inspiring work here with the poems you are creating. Shared and Up into the heavens. Thank you..(((((( Shyron))))))

Shalom

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 16, 2014:

Marie (truthfornow), I really appreciate you. Thank you for reading and commenting on this hub.

Blessings

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 16, 2014:

Jo, (tobusiness), thank you so much for the compliment and comment. Yes forgiveness is tough, but asking for forgiveness, I think is tougher.

I really appreciate you.

Blessings

Shyron

Marie Hurt from New Orleans, LA on April 15, 2014:

Forgiving is hard but necessary. And it doesn't mean you have to keep the person around. Very nicely done.

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on April 15, 2014:

Beautiful poem, lovely sentiment. There are times when it's impossible to move on, until we can truly forgive, but forgiveness could be a pretty tough thing to do. I loved this, must read more of your work.:)

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 13, 2014:

Au fait, thank you for your comment, compliment and votes up also for sharing an pinning.

Hubby and I took the tractor to the sick motor people (blown head gasket) sounds like one of those we were just talking about?

Without a gasket.

You are such a dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 13, 2014:

I am trying to forgive, everything that I feel angry or hurt about. I am so glad you were able to forgive thoses that hurt you.

Thank you so much for the comment.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 13, 2014:

John, thank you for the compliment and comment. I really appreciate you.

Blessings

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 12, 2014:

Aunt Jimi, thank you for the comments, votes and sharing and thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my friend, I really appreciate you.

C E Clark from North Texas on April 11, 2014:

If God can forgive us for our sins, who are we to hold a grudge against anyone? A beautiful poem, Shyron.

Voted up, BAI, sharing, and pinned to AH.

I hope today was a great improvement for you and John over yesterday and that things went much better all around. I'm exhausted again and can barely keep my eyes open. Hope to talk soon . . .

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 11, 2014:

Forgiveness can be hard to give at times, but it is so important for our growth. Lovely work my friend....check the spelling in your title. :) And have a great weekend.

sujaya venkatesh on April 11, 2014:

forgive as thou shalt be forgiven

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 11, 2014:

Cherylann, so nice to meet you. Thank you for reading and commenting. I know it is hard to forgive and even harder to forget, but that is what we are called to do.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 11, 2014:

Faith, thank you for the compliments and comment, votes tweeting and pinning. I too love Matthew West, especially this particular song "Forgiveness". Thank you also for being my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 11, 2014:

Thank you Audrey, I thank you so much for the comment and compliment.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 11, 2014:

Ruby, I thank you for your comments, sharing and pinning, but most important, I thank you for being my friend. I truly appreciate you.

Blessings.

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 11, 2014:

Thank you Kevin, for the compliment, comments, votes, pinning and sharing.

Shyron

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 11, 2014:

I had lots going in my life and I forgave people and moved on a strong word with such great meaning and so much to think about from this word about oneself in such situations.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 11, 2014:

Just beautiful Shyron. Well done.

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on April 11, 2014:

Forgiveness always benefits the forgiver more than the forgiven. Carrying the weight of a grudge around can wear a person out and prevent them from using those resources of energy for good things. Great hub. Voting up, interesting, beautiful and awesome. Also sharing.

Cherylann Mollan from India on April 10, 2014:

Beautiful hub. I read this in the morning and it made my day.(I loved those lines on family) :)

That being said, I must admit that forgiveness it very difficult, especially when someone you trust and love hurts you. The closer people are to you, the harder it gets to forgive. But, i guess that's what one needs to learn to do. Good message here.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on April 10, 2014:

Beautiful hub here of truth. We are called to forgive others, even if they do not know or care that they have hurt us terribly. It will rot us to the bones and can make us sick even, living with unforgiveness in our lives. Love Matthew West.

Up and more, tweeting and pinning

God bless,

Faith Reaper

Audrey Howitt from California on April 10, 2014:

I too think that forgiveness is fundamental to happiness--so nicely done here!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 10, 2014:

I have found that forgiveness is the key to happiness. There were times when i did not forgive and i was the one who hurt the most. This is beautiful and helpful. Thank you. Sharing also....

The Examiner-1 on April 10, 2014:

This was beautiful Shyron. It is full of heart, soul, beauty, love and more. I voted this up and practically straight across. It is Pinned and shared.

Kevin