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And All Will Be Forgiven

by Chris Sorrenti

Have I suffered enough for you?
Proven my love?
Though I know by now
Proof is an ongoing learning process

All the years of mistakes and hurt
“Forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us”
Refined through trial and error

I have forgiven all
But have they forgiven me?
Are there grudges...curses even?
Waiting for me at the gates

Or perhaps and all will be forgiven
In a flash of incandescent light
We both knowing
It was the way it had to be

Jesus Traditional B&W Portrait photo jesustraditionalRED70.jpg

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Posted on 10/04/2010
Copyright © 2020 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 10/05/10 at 02:19 PM

For some reason I like the second stanza most of all. Wonderful work, sir.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 10/12/10 at 08:38 PM

Thoughtfully expressed interpretation of Jesus' words. I believe we can forgive by God's grace, that is all that He expects of us. Others must face their own need to forgive when we've done our best to ask for their forgiveness (for wrongs intentionally or inadvertantly).

Posted by Glenn Currier on 10/17/10 at 05:16 AM

Fascinating and thought-provoking concept - forgiving the great reconciler himself. Thinking about those he left behind and what their judgments might have been - both his enemies and his friends. But really, it could apply to me, I have forgiven most but sometimes wonder if the many I have harmed could forgive me. Thanks for the yet another Sorrenti awakening whop up the side of the head.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 10/19/10 at 11:48 AM

I just reread this poem and realized it was of Jesus you were writing! Duh! It is unfortunate that all too many find it difficult to forgive God for perceived wrongs in this life. They surely will meet those accusations in the Judgement!

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 10/19/10 at 10:48 PM

Nicely done Chris....CharMin

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 10/31/10 at 02:54 AM

Ah, Chris, wonderful poetics on the "Sacred Heart". Much truth and feeling. Thanks.

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 12/31/10 at 04:52 PM

reads like a beautifully written prayer-thank you. great work; as always.

Posted by George Hoerner on 01/01/11 at 09:20 PM

Not for my pain, but for all those who died thinking they were saved, for all the unexplainable terror inflicted upon the innocent, I could never forgive him. A great write Chris!

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 01/04/11 at 01:00 AM

...both know it was the way it had to be. genius.

Posted by Drew May on 01/07/11 at 04:51 AM

Beautiful work. Especially the last line.

Posted by James Blaylock on 03/20/11 at 02:52 PM

Indeed it was the way it had to be. Jesus Christ knew that His time here was to make a mark. And He knew how it all would painfully unfold. Be blessed!

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 04/25/11 at 06:22 AM

Chris, this poem and the emotional impact of it for those who love Jesus is incredible. ~Chelle~

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