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I Forgive You


It occurred to me today

that I have never

forgiven anyone,

for anything,


I might have said,

“I forgive you”,

but now I know

that was a lie. 

I forget,

I don’t forgive. 

I don’t think I can. 

I don’t think I know how. 

And I don’t think

I’m changing.


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5 thoughts on “I Forgive You

  1. Nor do I. It’s only difficult on relationships, so, meh.

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  2. I forgive, because it takes too much energy to be angry. I forgive, because I don’t like the sour taste of hatred in my mouth.

    But I never, ever, forget.

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    • I always found that forgetting was easier for me. And that forgiveness only enabled those who needed it to need it some more. But hey, I don’t think I’d even bother writing this if I wasn’t open to living the other way.

      Thank you, Mouse.


  3. I’m half & half. I can forgive, but I won’t forget. Sometimes I forget, but then the anger is still there, meaning I really haven’t let it go. First steps are good steps. Especially HARD first like you beat the inertia..then things sorta move. All the best..letting go is probably the best sort of medicine for everything 🙂

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