Friday, November 30, 2012

Between Hurt and Forgiveness

"He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass."
~George Herbert

Linking with Poets United Wonder Wednesday #11 Bridge

It is a precarious cliff
 in the middle of suffering's bitter ache.
No railing to brace the fall
 nor smooth trail to truly take.
 Desolation is one's comrad,
in this place of shifting ground.
Where blame wanders on all sides
 and grace cannot be found.
There is only one path
 that leads to a true retreat.
It is the bridge of forgiveness
 that sets hurt soldiers free.


  1. This is beautiful Carrie! Wishing you a beautiful weekend! Hugs, xoxo

  2. Lovely, Carrie! Forgiveness is the key to healing ... :)

  3. Bridge of forgiveness ... we all wish to travel through it !!!

  4. Yes, forgiveness is key. Definitely important if one wants hurts to heal.

  5. forgiveness....not the easiest thing in the world...not as easy as just saying i forgive you...but when done leads to such freedom

  6. ..and a beautiful poem to ponder... You always share the greatest of your wisdom... I was inspired to read you now and again... God Bless!!!:-)

  7. So much wisdom in those words. Forgiving others leads to a blessed life. Unforgiveness only blocks our joy.

  8. Beautiful and poignant, Carrie. Hard to do in the midst of hurt and pain - yet it is the path to take to lead one out of the suffering. Wise words you have written, kiddo.

  9. So true! The contrast between the soldier who forgives and the soldier who doesn't is stark.

  10. I wish more people could walk the bridge of forgiveness, it truly is the only path to serenity.

  11. Interestingly structured: Change your bridge, change your life--and nothing is burned in the making of the change! Very nice and true.

  12. I agree with Emma. If more people walk the bridge of forgiveness, the world would be a better place.

  13. This is the message we all should heed! If only if more of us walked this bridge, what a wonderful world it would be~ Love your take on the prompt :D

  14. ya know, I wonder if we have the capacity to forgive others, if we are unable to forgive ourselves first.
    truly a soldiers question.
    great stuff, Carrie

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  16. This is wonderful Carrie,

    Your blogs are amazing and very inspiring.

    Thank you for the link to Poets United :)


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