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The Power of Forgiveness
1/31/2018

"The Power of Forgiveness"

As I sat in that courtroom
Awaiting my fate,
My victim looked back
Into a face, she must hate.
When her eyes met mine,
Instead of aversion,
I saw only love,
To the point of immersion.
While locked in her gaze,
Unable to budge,
She said these sweet words,
Releasing her grudge.
"You deserve to be punished
For the crime, you committed,
But know I forgive you,
And your soul's been acquited."
As she stepped from the stand,
And made for the door,
I looked down at my hands,
Once bloody,
No more.

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