FORGIVE – FORGET
Can we forgive ourselves
wrong choices and mistakes,
smile at decisions that shone?
Both part of learning and growth.
Part of the fabric of life.
Can we forgive others for pain they caused,
foul actions and words?
Not brood or let them darken our days?
Can we hurl burdens overboard.
How easy the ship would sail, unladed.
I believe we can forgive,
I wonder, what about forget?
How would it feel to toss all darkness to the winds.
Would the sun shine brighter
would we skip with joy?
Our brain holds memories,
can there still be acceptance and peace?
I believe so,
we can put the millstones down
one by one.
Don’t be slaves, carrying weights long gone;
Let them be absorbed by Cosmos so vast,
where neither time nor thought exist.
Imagine to feel free,
feel the joy of dance
see the sunset, really behold.
Forgive yourself and others
walk with knowledge and no rancour,
smile at passers by.
In sunshine or soft rain.
© miriam ivarson
Discourse with Friends
I wish I could speak with animals
in their language or mine,
What a wonder to hear each one;
What would the lion have to say
or the bird in the tree?
I might be careful speaking to Crocodile,
when he says hello I might fall in;
He might choke.
Mr and Mrs Elephant are high on my list,
so huge, yet gentle and kind.
They could tell how to rear the young;
Also tell about their fear of homo sapiens,
especially those carrying killing machines.
Their sadness and grief at bereavements,
losses of mothers, fathers and kids.
They ask why?
To comfort myself I walk into the sea,
play with the Dolphins and listen
to the bright and happy exchange.
Their spirits are high but there is a sadness too,
do you know what happened to our food?
So much is now harming our young – and us all.
Meeting Mr and Mrs Elk in the forest glade,
they said the same as the Elephants,
also added, do you know why?
What could I say?
Mankind is yet not enlightened enough,
The Sanctity of Life.
© miriam ivarson