Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub  (posted by Grace)
Poetry Form:  Trimeric

1. Trimeric has 4 stanzas
2. The first stanza has 4 lines
3. The other three stanzas have 3 lines each
4. The first line of each stanza is a refrain of the corresponding
   line in the first stanza (so 2nd stanza starts with the second
   line, third stanza starts with the third line, etc.).
5. The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b – -, c – -, d – -.
In meditation last night
we discussed forgiveness.
Some things are hard
to forgive, but you attain peace.

We discussed forgiveness,
uneasy topic for many
who hold steadfast grudges.

Some things are hard
to get out in the open
without the usual ensuing anger.

To forgive, you attain peace,
and that is a rarity.
Take the weight off your shoulders.

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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31 Responses to Forgiveness

  1. Truedessa says:

    I meditated tonight, forgiveness starts within and then radiates outward.

    “Some things are hard”

    yes, they are but each step brings one closer to peace.


  2. Tzvi Fievel says:

    “To forgive, you attain peace.”


  3. Reena Saxena says:

    I keep reading this …”Forgive, for your own sake”, and “you don’t have to engage them again” But it’s so difficult 😦


  4. your conclusion rings with so much truth. beautiful


  5. Grace says:

    Yes, forgiveness takes the weight off one’s shoulders. A peaceful and good day to you!


  6. Ron. says:

    Not many things are more true than your 3rd stanza, as many people know all too well. But if only we can get beyond that… What a world!


  7. Helen Dehner says:

    This is not food for thought ~~~ it is feast for thought. Brava Sara.


  8. sanaarizvi says:

    Soo beautiful! Yes forgiveness leads to peaceful living 💝💝


  9. msjadeli says:

    This form works just right for the topic you chose. Forgiveness is a twisty biscuit.


  10. Dora says:

    I agree with Lisa. You’ve taken this form and adapted it brilliantly to depict the conflicted emotional route towards forgiveness. Thought-provoking. My personal opinion on this is that it would be much harder for me to forgive had I not experienced complete and unconditional forgiveness myself.


  11. memadtwo says:

    This holds so much truth. Forgiveness us something I am constantly working on–both towards others and myself. (K)


  12. I think we spend too much time with anger and grudges… forgiveness is never the same think as acceptance.


  13. Ingrid says:

    Sometimes it’s so hard to do, but you’re right, it’s the only way to attain peace of mind. I have lived this experience so your words really spoke to me.


  14. M says:

    wise, and such an effective use of the form ~


  15. writingwhatnots says:

    Your message must speak to everyone mustn’t it? Undeniable trimeric.


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