November 25 - December 2, 2013

Let God Forget

"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

Jesus ~ Mathew 16:19

it's funny how memory works

every time I lose a hair I think of you and
how you tried to rob me of an innocence
I didn't know I had, yet somehow kept
unaware for years of what you'd tried
to do and failed, so na´ve I was, and am
I was more surprised than appalled when
I saw, finally, you had not been honest
with me, alone in that room that day
(you'd told me lies, sacrificed my trust
on the vile altar to your evil desire) and
were no longer who I'd thought you were
yet knowing, I find forgiving you still easy
to do, my trust in you the only casualty
(my trust in One far greater unshaken)
my body (my mind and my soul) unharmed
praise God! and would not be destroyed
even had your theft succeeded, had you
robbed from me my innocence and done
to me that evil far greater than was done
it would still be a far smaller thing
than this amazing salvation I enjoy
and I would still forgive you and
maybe that's the reason I remember
so I can forgive you and let God forget

isn't it funny how memory works


It took me over twenty years to realize what had taken place in
that room that day was that a man I trusted had taken advantage
of me. Although I was unaware at the time that it had happened, a
feeling of discomfort made me keep my distance from that time on.