Saying The Words

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  “Blame and Forgiveness”  (posted by Frank)
Either one. Or both. There are no other constraints. It need not be about the poet’s own life.

She found it easier,
less tiring, to forgive
even when she did not
feel he deserved
forgiveness. If she
prolonged forgiving
him, she would be bound
to listen to his oft-used
explanations, all lies.
Calling him out on them,
raised his defensiveness,
and anger until a fight
ensued, and he somehow
convinced her, it was
all her fault.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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7 Responses to Saying The Words

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    It sometimes seems “less tiring, to forgive”, but your ending suggests that if we do that we will then have to forgive ourselves as well.


  2. Grace says:

    Such a burden it is and it is still her fault.


  3. How often those that need our forgiveness least deserve it. Great write, Sara!


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