Elena Sandu


Flying soul


Flying soul

The more grudge
to keep,
the more heavy
A soul would be:
Useless broken wing.



Is it possible to forgive others?
But how to forgive others
if we don't forgive self?
It takes time and is hard,
so hard that we can hear
own voice scorning:
'Why? How could I act so stupidly? '
But there are lucky times
when we can find an answer:
We all do mistakes
maybe we needed to learn something
about ourselves.
We may be anger filled...
What helps us to get rid of anger?
We could try to focus on a beautiful thing.
Most simple, like the color
of the sweater or a smartly tied shoelace.
The ceilings, or the floor, a tune or a word..
It wanders a big part of anger away.
For the big hurt takes more time and effort
way harder, but it is not impossible.
A long craddle into the arms of nature,
Sitting on the grass under a tree
watching a river, or the ocean
may take the grudge far into the horizon
Such may be a best healing medication.
Trying to connect, once, I could hear whispers:
'I forgive you humans everyday,
how could you do the otherwise?
Forgive yourself! '
Of course we can't forgive
everything all the time
but when

Able to forgive myself,
Huge happiness fills the void.
No heavy pain
and useful again:
The wings of my soul.

Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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  • Hans Vr (9/1/2013 12:07:00 AM)

    I loved to read this wonderful poem
    Our soul gets truly wings when we manage to forgive sincerely
    A big ten (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (8/19/2013 9:32:00 AM)

    An excellent discourse on forgiveness. Forgiving others when they so
    call rub you the wrong way or steps on you feet. It is very difficult to harbor
    this feeling in your heart. It tears into your soul and makes it very hard
    to live. You wrote this in a very profound manner. Loved it. Please read
    mind on Tale of an Unforgiving Heart (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (8/13/2013 2:20:00 AM)

    The more grudge
    to keep,
    the more heavy
    A soul would be:
    A good poem to begin with such nice words of wisdom. True, forgiveness is the right antidote to the fire of anger. Nicely explained. (Report) Reply

  • Rekha Mandagere (8/12/2013 9:24:00 PM)

    To err is human but to forgive is divine, but how difficult it is to reach that stage. A beautiful poem unfurls the struggle fold by fold and finally establishes the greatest the value of forgiveness. The poem appeals to me for its utmost sincerity. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (8/12/2013 4:51:00 AM)

    A wondrful poem on forgiveness. And kudos for yor poetic ideas, wow to 'cradle in nature', luv it! Pls do chk out mine on nuts. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/9/2013 1:16:00 AM)

    Forgiving oneself and forgiving others is the antidote to hatred! The tips you suggested to clear one's mind of all resentments and hurt are so practical and workable, you smiling friend! Enjoyed this lovely write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Louis Cecile (7/29/2013 5:18:00 AM)

    Wonderful flowing poetry on forgiveness that touches deeply. The last stanza echos that feeling. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (7/28/2013 5:00:00 PM)

    Great thoughts well developed in this write. It sounds also like you have touched on depression a huge problem for many and low self esteem and the loss of focus for many of the simple beauty in life also it seems lead by a toxic obsession with material possessions and the falacy that this will bring happiness or contentment. To be content is surely a path to wisdom where we can forgive ourselves and then others as you have elucidated. (Report) Reply

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