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To Forgive is Divine

Douglas H Mc Clintock 1934 (Sarnia, Ontario)

To forgive, can people really do it ?
An easy word for us to say,
But we must have the right spirit
In order to put it into play.

God forgives with no trace for Him to see.
But can us mortals do the same ?
With God our guilt has made us free,
He has taken away our hidden shame.

Forgetting is impossible for most of us to do,
It stays to be remembered in our mind.
Sooner or later, our actions come due.
It's not that we didn't have a clue.

Real forgiveness comes with a lifestyle.
If you have lived your life on a bed of roses
And have never been tried and tested in the meanwhile
Your life is like a book ,never read and always closes.

A friendship that ends never began.
Anybody can be a fair weather friend.
You are like a sift, waiting for the sand
Walking a road that is a dead end.

What goes around, comes around.
Every life will see it someday
Just waiting to be found.
Will we be there or walk away ?

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Submitted by Mcclintock on June 29, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 889
Words 182
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5

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