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Forgive and Forget

May 7, 2011
By whitstar27 GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
whitstar27 GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
when life gives you lemons, make grape juice. Then step back and let the world wonder how you did it
when life gives you lemon, throw them back at life

How can I forgive
Is it possible to forget
And not regret my decision
How can I release
the thoughts that hurt me so
to let go
be free of this prison
It's like I'm in a jail
One that I built too
i don't know what to do
Freedom's what I need
My soul is caged
I feel alone
even in the place I call home
I just want to be happy
Sorrow, sorrow
Hopefully by tomorrow
I'll have forgotten my sorrow
And forgave those who caused

The author's comments:
I learned that it is important to forgiev and forget in order to be really free and happy, so this poem details that struggle of having to let go. I just want people to relate and maybe try to let go too.

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on Jul. 18 2011 at 5:42 pm
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 577 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

I agree with what you're saying through this and I can definitely relate. :)

.Izzy. BRONZE said...
on Jul. 18 2011 at 1:13 pm
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 388 comments
I can relate to this. Forgiving and forgetting is something I have to do a lot /: Keep writing!

on Jul. 17 2011 at 9:55 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1646 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Your poems are always really relatable.  My only criticism is that you forgot to capitalize 'I'.  Other than that, this was great!

on Jul. 17 2011 at 7:47 pm
Delictious GOLD, Lubbock, Texas
16 articles 5 photos 151 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I would like to be remembered as a woman who did the best she could with the talent she had."

I am like that also... I do NOT forgive and forget very easily! I liked it because it was relatable, and you have a very unique writing style :D

on Jul. 17 2011 at 6:38 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

" Its like im in a jail

One that i built , too!"