Sunday 4th August is International Forgiveness Day: a day to reflect on forgiving and overlooking the wrongs that people have done to us. Easier said than done: forgive but never forget. Forgiving another person for the hurt they have caused you has a great impact on your own mental health, as you are not holding onto revenge, resentment and anger. Instead you will have peace, hope, gratitude and joy.
The following poem I wrote several years ago: I don’t know if I was writing about what I had done to someone, or was forgiving myself. Either way, I had peace from writing it.
I'm, you know, you know what I mean, you know what I want to say, You know, for what I did to you, you know, the other day.
I wasn’t myself; don’t know what came over me, Took me a while to realise, took me this long to see.
Didn’t mean it to come out that way, didn’t mean what I said, You know how things can be, the fire has started and all you see is red.
I hope that you can find it in your heart, to forgive me, Once I was blind, but now I can see.
I am Sorry.
Poem reference: Soz – #whoami