It is second to nature for us to weave social ties and socially interact
At times we wrong people and people wrong us, its normal in fact
Many times we get hurt by the people we love and trust, a double impact
That infringes us with pained emotions that take the longest time to retract
The best way to restore inner peace is in an act that might seem to be abstract
The act of forgiveness

When a spouse breaks a solemn matrimonial vow or any other life pact
The pain can be so bad and at times can lead people to commit a criminal act
Like murder most foul or other evils and suicidal thoughts become easy to enact
Tit for tat is said to be a fair game but it’s the worst way for one to counteract
The only way to overcome such anguish with our virtues and conscious still intact
Is in the act of forgiveness

What matters the most is how we respond to such blows, how we choose to react
When feelings of utmost devastation sets upon our hearts they’re so hard to extract
They always seem to compound instead of shrinking or becoming compact
Such feelings defile the mind, body and soul and are often impossible distract
In order for us to be able to control the vile urges such feelings come to attract
Is in the act of forgiveness

Betrayal often destroys within a moment what took so much time to construct
When our lives or hearts get broken into so many little pieces make it hard to reconstruct
The hurt feels like a burning so deep inside that clouds our judgment on the actions our brains instruct
Harboring hate, resentment and seeking vengeance is one way to self-destruct
The perfect solution to get our act together and move on is being able to induct
The act of forgiveness

Clinging on the wrongs you’ve been done does nothing to elate our spirit, or even deduct
The pain were going through and loathing those who have wronged us only tend to abduct
Any happiness left inside our hearts, leaving misery and pain as the main and by product
So we must learn to let go of the hurt, of the pain, of all the hard feelings, using love to unclog any duct
That suffocates us with vengeful vehemence and paves way for blissful peace to conduct
The act of forgiveness

Bernard Owor
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