A Chuck Weiskircher poem © 2/20/2013

Forgiving others is often hard to do
The pain they caused makes you stew
You wallow in the memories of the pain
If you’re not careful it will drive you insane.

The pain has scarred you maybe for life
It cuts your memories like a knife.
You deserve from the pain to be set free
So you can sit like a child on God’s knee.

No one is perfect you know that is true
Everyone has done wrong; even you.
You want others to forgive what you have done
When they do your smile shines like the sun

God has already forgiven you everything
So why do others you want to give a beating?
Holding a grudge only hurts your self
Place that burden up on a shelf

Forgiving others does not mean we forget
It means letting go of the other persons debt.
We choose not to punish them for their actions
We let God take charge of those transactions.

God has commanded for us to forgive
He knows for us it is a better way to live.
Learning to love others is not always easy
Some people even call that action cheesy.

Now that we have forgiven our debtors
We can write what happened in our letters
Then we can finally let them all go
And be washed cleaner than white snow


About chaplainchucks

I am an old Marine who has become a Chaplain. I love to write stories, poetry and to perform wedding ceremonies. I live in the mountains in Southern California but work near the beach. I also enjoy camping and cooking in my Dutch Ovens. I am a philosopher, gentleman, Renaissance man and great-grandfather. USMC 1976-1980 (Tank Battalion) US Army 1980-1988 (Military Intelligence) Minister license 1995
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