Forgiveness Poems

Let these forgiveness poems remind you of the importance of forgiving others, not only for their sake but for yourself. In most cases, you bring more harm to yourself by not forgiving. Let these poems and quotes encourage you to forgive.


Forgive Others

Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

Even though you may be mad
Even though you feel sad
And you may be hurt
Feelings of being thrown dirt.

But you hurt yourself more
When you don't forgive and close the door
Let it go, don't despair
Forgive others and clear the air.

Be the first to forgive others
We are all truly brothers.
Forgiveness lightens your load
Always take the high road.


Forgive
Poet: John Greenleaf Whittier


Forgive, O Lord, our severing ways,
The rival altars that we raise,
The wrangling tongues that mar thy praise!
Thy grace impart! In time to be
Shall one great temple rise to Thee—

Thy Church our broad humanity.
White flowers of love its wall shall climb.
Soft bells of peace shall ring its chime.
Its days shall all be holy time.
A sweeter song shall then be heard.
Confessing, in a world’s accord.

The inward Christ, the living Word.
That song shall swell from shore to shore.
One hope, one faith, one love restore
The seamless robe that Jesus wore.


The Art of Forgiveness
by Wilferd Peterson


The art of forgiveness begins when you forgive someone.

It is having a humble spirit and being done with pride and self-pity. It is taking a step toward the practice of forgiveness. Hate is death, forgiveness is life.

Forgiveness works the miracle of change. When Lincoln was asked why he did not destroy his enemies he replied: "If I make my enemies my friends, don't I then destroy them?" When you forgive you change others and you change yourself. You change discord to harmony.

Forgiveness should span the years. You should first forgive yourself for the wrongs you've done to yourself and others, for the mistakes you've made. Then you should forgive and bless all those who have wronged you during your lifetime. Thus you release others and you release yourself. You break the chains of regret and remorse that bind you. You free your mind from the burdens of the past so you may walk victoriously into the future.

Forgiveness works two ways. You must forgive to be forgiven. "He who cannot forgive others," wrote Edward Herbert, "breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass; for every man has the need to be forgiven."

Forgiveness should become a habit. When the Master was asked how often we should forgive, he answered: "Until seventy time seven." He who forgives to infinity will never hate.

Forgiveness should start now. Putting off forgiving only deepens the wound. Clinging to bitterness postpones happiness. Life is short, time is fleeting. Today is the day to forgive.

Forgiveness is the way to personal peace. It is performing mental surgery on yourself, probing deep within to remove hurts, grudges, and resentments. It is forgetting wrongs as though they had never been. It is flooding your mind with the powerful medicine of forgiveness that cleanses and heals. It is discovering a serenity you've never known before.

Forgiveness Quotes

Life were sweeter still, believe me,
Freer far from wails of woe
If those simple words "Forgive me"
Didn't choke a fellow so.

Strickland Gillilan



In order to live, we need to forgive.
And let what's true be heard by all.

Julie Hebert, Live Life
Living Life Poem



It is your choice...
you can be angry or you can practice forgiveness

Catherine Pulsifer, It Is Your Choice
Start Your Day With A Smile



TODAY ...
Forego a grudge.
Forgive an enemy.
Author Unknown, Today
Just For Today



Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.

Richter
Short Inspirational Quotes



Love is with a tender heart.
As the spring showers of May ;
It forgives others of their wrongs. ..
And washes them away.

J.J. Thorne
Short Love Poems



Since real forgiveness... begins with the self ... understand how unfair it is to blame yourself for not “simply choosing forgiveness."

Pete Walker, The Tao of Fully Feeling
Life Choices



Patience is supported and nurtured by a quality of forgiveness.

Allan Lokos, Patience
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... those who refuse to feel blame never really feel forgiveness.

Pete Walker, The Tao of Fully Feeling
Blame  



If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.

Matthew 6:14 (NLT)
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In every home and everywhere,
There are reasons to forbear;
Faults forgiven with every pair.
Would make a world happy and fair.

J.J. Thorne
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