Forgiveness is …

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
― Mark Twain

We forgive those who wrong us

and we know its hard to trust

those who will make us lust

and rust the ‘love’

that will never last.

We forgive those who break promises

of our pasts

and trap us inside secrets

yet we see them beautiful, still.

We forgive those who see

what is not inside

those who walk with pride

and make us hate ourselves.

We forgive these

without words

but simply trusting that soon, they will

realize how similar we all are….