What is the weight that you carry around?
What pulls your mind and your heart to the ground?
Does bitterness bend you and break you in two?
Is there something that surely, perhaps, could help you?
Forgiveness for wrongs? This doesn’t seem right
For someone has hurt you with cruelty and spite.
If you’re young, then perhaps you cannot understand -
And cruelty, by others, is hard to withstand.
You’re left with a wound, aching deep in your heart
And healing these bruises - well, where do you start?
Forgiveness can help you to put matters right
And permit you to banish that hurt from your sight.
Revenge seems the thing that will help heal the bruise,
But revenge brings reprisals, so surely you’ll choose
To bring that which has hurt you at last to an end
And, by losing an enemy, you could gain a friend.
By showing forgiveness, you’ll show that you’re strong.
Maturity comes when you know right from wrong.
The person who’s hurt you has lost a bad game
And the pride on your face will put them to shame.
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