Message in a bottle for July 12th – “Ability to forgive”
I thought about this all yesterday and last night and went searching to find this poem I wrote awhile ago about forgiveness; I think it still describes how I feel about myself and my ability to forgive:
it was inspired by this quote: “Forgiveness is giving up all hope for a better past.” Lily Tomlin
At last I stop in the middle of the day
and in the dusty rut of a well traveled road
I lay my self
The sun sets,
the moon and stars rise and show me my shadow.
Finally I am able to sleep,
and my dreams are all I remember
and all I want to know.
Glistening with dew I rise at dawn’s light.
Cupping my fingers in the moist, dense dirt
I fish the tiny seeds out of my pocket
and pat them gently into the earth at my feet.