Forgiveness Sets Us Free: Saturday Mix

Each time I prayed, I promised to forgive those who trespassed against me,

But I stayed imprisoned by my anger, and I couldn’t free him or myself.

The things he did were meant to break me, and even as I tried to mend,

I found that I couldn’t forgive or forget, regardless of pastors who tried to help.

But as the years progressed and I fell into the darkness of depression,

I realized that if I were to ever be released from under his control,

I had to let go of the hatred and anger that kept me shackled to him,

And when I said, “I forgive you,” I found peace and I was made whole.

Written for the Saturday Mix, Opposing Forces, April 10, 2021 from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. The opposing prompts were imprisoned and free, break and mend. I was immediately reminded that until I forgave my abusers, I couldn’t find peace.

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  1. Sorry if this is a duplicate comment.
    For me, there is a difference between forgiving and absolving.
    I can forgive with the realization that I know the people who did what they did are messed up, but I will never absolve them.
    ~cie from poetry of the netherworld~

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