A Choice

A Poem By Joy J. // 9/7/2019

Forgiving myself,
It’s hard.
I know the feeling
Of Condemnation,
Of Shame
The sting of sin in our own lives
Reminding us of whom we are
Whom we tell ourselves that we are:
Repeated failures
Not fixable

These lies I’ve pinned
To myself,
Some longer than others.

But one thing we must do
One thing I must do
If I’m ever to embrace
God’s forgiveness
His true, real, wonderful
I have to forgive myself
I have to.
If I don’t, the lies remain
If I don’t, the lies overwhelm the truth,
If I let it.

But God forgives me
It’s a promise
Do I forgive myself?
Yes, I do
Because He says
I’m worthy,
Made whole,
A precious pearl,
In His sight.
Worth more
Than all the money, fame and glory
This world could ever buy

He forgives me
I forgive myself
That’s enough
I’m free.
“The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.” ~ Psalm 103:8


Wow, Joy. I can’t believe

Wow, Joy. I can’t believe just how much I related to this piece of poetry. It revealed so many truths of human nature that I really appreciated. It flowed well into the next line and was beautifully cohesive!
My one critique is on something that may have been perfectly intentional. Here you say:
“Reminding us of whom we are”
My mind is going to ‘reminding us who we are’, but that’s up to you.
Lovely and well done!

Madalyn Clare | Sat, 09/14/2019

Introverts unite!
From the comfort of your own homes!

Thank you, Madalyn! This poem

Thank you, Madalyn! This poem was meant to speak to myself just as much as I hoped it would speak to others in a meaningful way. :D So I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Yes, you are right, it makes more sense to make it "who" instead of "whom." Thank you for letting me know! :)

Joy J. | Wed, 10/02/2019

C.S. Lewis ~ "He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less."


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