Unfettered.....

Once upon a time, or was it twice, perhaps thrice? All she knew was it happened, and from her memory, it had happened more than once. An incident that is, that had made its mark, forever etched upon her human soul. So what could she do? Pretend it hadn't occurred, gloss over it, or attempt to forget it? Even though she valiantly tried these remedies they hadn't worked.

Until one day something triggered within her, a revelation if you like, of a cure for the nasty scarring that had left its mark so deeply.

She forgave.....


Once upon a time

fetters had held her captive

forgiveness freed her.....


To forgive someone is difficult but what most people don't realize is that the act of forgiveness releases oneself, rather than the other person, from any injustices that have been incurred. If we say we will 'never forgive!' it's more likely that we will never be able to find the freedom for ourselves. To forgive someone doesn't mean we will forget it but we will find the release from it, through forgiveness.

I remember a time when my son had been physically and verbally abused. I was so very angry and bitter towards this person for a long time. However one day I met her in the street, went up to her and said 'I forgive you.' She looked a bit dumbfounded and didn't know what to say. From that day on the sting has completely gone out of the situation, with both myself and my son set free from it. Funnily enough I have never seen her since.....

[Don't know why I felt to write this today but maybe someone will be helped by it.]

I am sharing it on d'Verse with the link here: D'verse Poets

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