forgiving

Forgiving is easy but forgetting is hard!

      Forgiving is easy but forgetting is hard

Life has a way of giving you choices while one may be easy the other is not

When you are small your choices are easy like having ice-cream when it’s hot

But as an adult sometimes the choices you make will throw you off guard

And what I have learned about life is forgiving is easy but forgetting is hard

I had to forgive my ex for the hell he put me thru for my own peace of mind

But I will never forget what he did and it will always remain a memory defined

I want to forget and live my life well but memories come back leaving me scarred

Again I will always believe in my heart that forgiving is easy but forgetting is hard

When I am older and my life comes to an end maybe then I will learn to forget

So my heart can be ready to smile and be happy again and have no more regret

But again life has a way of taking your choices and your happiness with little regard

And It will forever be known in my heart that forgiving is easy but forgetting is hard

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

someone said to me once you have to forgive and forget to move on and the only thing that came to mind was these words i put in poem form !!!!!

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FORGIVING SEA
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When the earth

 

vomits volcanic fire

 

the sea turns the molten orange

 

into green glass jewels.

 

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With mystical hearts

 

the forgiving

 

transmute to love

 

actions cruel.


-saiom shriver-

 

 

 

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THOUGHTS ON FORGIVENESS


Kabir: Forgiveness is a game only saints play.

Jesus: Father forgive them for they know not what they do.

Bible: Judge not lest ye be judged

Sai Baba: The actor who slaps you on stage waits behind
the curtain to congratulate you on your performance.

 

Francis Bacon: A man who studies revenge keeps his wounds green.

"Say: O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of
the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most
Merciful." [Sûrah al-Zumar: 53]

Jesus: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.

Course In Miracles: The holiest ground in creation is that where 2 former
opponents have forgiven each other. P

J Myzkowski: My former enemy was a mirror who revealed
the dirt upon my face. P

Kabir: The saint helped the scorpion over and over again
and the scorpion each time returned a sting. Some said
"do you not know it is the nature of the scorpion to sting?"
and the saint replied "it is my nature to save."

J Freundschuh: When I'm having trouble forgiving someone
I mentally regress him to baby state.

Sri Yukteswar: The vanished lives of all are filled with
many shames. Therefore do not judge.

April Baer: Forgiveness is a form of cleaning out closets P

Nancy Taylor: Unforgiveness wastes energy as extra weight
is carried around. Unforgiveness requires the energy
waste of repressing.

Maria Susie: (re the Bible that God tosses our sins into the deep sea)
God has posted a no fishing sign in His deep waters.

Patty: Do not look into the rearview mirror. (all who look
back are turned into pillars of bitter salt)

Sai Baba: You may blame me for the bad which passes through
you if you praise me for the good. (God is the only Doer)

Gopal: It helps to understand in why people do bad things
to remember that only a tiny slice of the pie of their
divinity was brought into this incarnation with them.

Sai Baba: Not in the morning pond does the lion wash his blood.

The Buddha: The more evil done to you the more good do in return. (Buddha's
purity was so great that those who plotted to kill him had their plans recoil
upon themselves, not by his actions, but by the law of spiritual physics.)

Wayne Dyer: If you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out.
Nothing can come out of you that is not in you. If when you
are pressured, anger comes out, it is not the fault of the person
who pressured. P

Jan Freundschuh: (To a former foe) Now I see you as a pure rushing fountain
..adorned only by your own sweet splashes.

D Calleia: I went to sleep praying for an opponent, someone who
had repeatedly harmed me. That night God came to me in her
form.. and gave me a creative new way to draw my graphs.

JBO: So are you saying that you are getting the senior citizen
discount on your sins and the reduced weekend excursion rate
on your transgressions?

Saint Of Shirdi: It is the fruitladen tree which attracts a shower of
stones.

S Anthony Grafio: To hold someone in past thoughts is to imprison him.

Leonard Bertsch: Resentment turns a face slap into an ulcer.

A Thakur: My uncle received the anger of a great saint. He
considered it a blessing.

Alanon (passed through SC) Others' opinions of me are not my
business

Jessamyn West:
It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and
gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

Poster: Until past images are released, one is a blocked tv screen.

K. S. Hoare: The woman was not miraculously healed until she forgave
the horse who had thrown her.
(*perhaps all horses need to forgive their human oppressors)

John C Lehman Jr: Sometimes it is not necessary the problem
to solve but change the angle of vision and the problem dissolves.

K. S. Hoare: Part of her heart was tied off by God..
that the rest might grow larger.

Mahatma Gandhi: An eye for an eye makes everyone blind.
(Jesus came to make the blind see.)

Unknown: To understand all is to forgive all.

Josh Billings: There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Ausonious: Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.

Alexander Pope: To err is human; to forgive, divine.

Henry Ward Beecher:
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not
forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note--torn in two,
and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

Dorothee Deluzy:
It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.

Starseed: You do not have enough data to assign value to
any action.

Swami Premananda: True forgiveness lies in awakening the divinity of another by manifesting the divinity in oneself.

S. B. Everett:  paraphrased: When we recognize that we are all One,  we send vibrations of love to all. (When one part of the body is in pain, cells elsewhere rush to heal.)

Sai Baba: God stands outside all mathematical equations
no matter how long.. ready to render a plus or minus,
multiplication or division.

Jesus: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.

Bible: Judge not lest ye be judged.

Few earthlings want to be released immediately
from our body prisons, nor let the bird of life soar
out from the rib cage

Balaram fought the demon all night long and they were still tied..
Krishna disarmed the demon with one smile of unconditional love
-Sai Baba- P

Anger is always internal..it can be released but not
created by external stimuli.........

No one but you can annoy you or make you angry
You are responsible for your response to the environment

Jesus in the Our Father  He asked His followers to recite:
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those
who trespass against us.

There's nothing in this life which is worth worrying about," she says.
"Don't be nervous, whatever happens. Don't sit near your TV sets and wait till
sickness
finds you. Work, walk, meet people, do something but don't stop moving.

"Love people and forgive people, whatever they do.
-Hanna Barysevich near Minsk.. 116 years of age-

P means paraphrased

No arrow can return unless it was sent out by a person
in one life or another.

a documentary on the Green River killer....
Like many serial killers he was perhaps an abused child and more
certainly abused
animals.... the loved ones of his many women victims
were allowed to confront him at the trial.. he sat unmoved
... as they all accused him... finally one man came forth
and said "I forgive you." The prisoner broke into tears.
Forgiveness can move mountains

It is the nature of judges to be judgmental, and in the US, the 'higher'
their status, the more likely they are to kill with their pens.
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Thaddeus Golas: In response to pain, the natural thing is to contract
but one should expand (rather than shutting down when
someine is cruel, Golas says togive more love)
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Corrie Ten Boom: (paraphrased) Speaking about forgiveness
after the war, a man came up to me after the lecture. He took my hand and
told me he had been the jailer who had harmed my sister (who
had died in the camp). He asked for my forgiveness. My arm froze. I prayed to
God that though I could not forgive him, God
could pass forgiveness through me to him. In the current
which rushed through my arm, we both began to weep.
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Yom Kippur is not the only day God calls on Jews to forgive.
Every day Jews are called on to forgive.
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R Avrutis: Each year on Yom Kippur at my temple we recite:
"May no one suffer on my account."
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We become what we focus upon.
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Unknown: Don't hate the haters
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Do not ask the sour hard green fruit to be rainbowhued soft and sweet.
nor the rosebud to have the beautiful fragrance
of the fullblown rose
nor the sapling to provide the shade of a centuries old oak.
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L Hill: Sometimes negative memories can roll around the
head for many decades before they are finally released.
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SMC: Even if your part was only 5% of the argument,
try to send a letter asking for forgiveness whether or not
you name mistakes you made.
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Don Young: paraphrased: judging implies superiority
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Richard Nixon prosecuted an evil war, bombed and killed millions.
But he too had some wisdom. He said words to the effect 'Your enemies may hate
you, but they don't win unless you hate them back.'
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Forgiveness flushes away escess weight, stress, and cancer
cells.
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Catherine Ponder:  When one holds resentment toward another, he is bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel.

Nonforgiveness is a passive form of violence,
degrading into a sulkiness which repels others.
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Forgiving is
. unplugging a clogged sewer
. putting down a heavy burden on a very hot day
. recognizing God who indwells our foes as well
. realizing that all return hurts are boomerangs of what
we sent out in this or another life
. taking that same old picture..
off the tv screen
. taking the needle off the broken record
. realizing that all judging is projection of self hatred
. melting the icebergs in the sea of love

As 32 degrees centigrade is the temperature at which
icicles melt, so it is inevitable in the history of each soul
that he or she arrives at a forgveness point.
As the icicle daggers of King Winter melt away,
so do the stalactites
of past fights.

(P after an entry signifies it is paraphrased from memory)
Quote:http://history1900s.about.com/od/190...nleykilled.htm
When President McKinley was shot by Czolgosz

Those in line behind Czolgosz and guards in the room all jumped on Czolgosz and
started to punch him. Seeing that the mob on Czolgosz might easily and quickly
kill him, President McKinley whispered either, "Don't let them hurt him" or "Go
easy on him, boys."

Edmund Morris reports in the book Theodore Rex that McKinley's
last words before his death several days later were "Nearer my God
to Thee. Thy will be done."

(McKinley was shot on Sept 6 2001 and was recovering,
but gangrene from the bullet's path through nonvegetarian
intestines was the final cause of death. When George Wallace,
American candidate for president shot by a hit man employed
by war profiteers, was hit, he had, said a national news magazine,
just eaten a hamburger, and the bullet trailed an ecoli (colon
bacteria) path through his body.)

Albert Einstein:
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is
shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Hatred can magnetize enemies to each other to the point that
they are fused together as Siamese twins.

Lawrence Wilson: about the presence of adrenaline in the brains of those experiencing anger:  Anger is a state of glandular arousal the body in response to danger or perceived danger.

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Unforgiveness yokes one to his foe.

Nondualists, those accepting the unified field theory of physics,
believe GOD is the only Doer, the only Actor. Therefore
nondualists must forgive GOD.

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The vicious cycle of revenge can go on for millenia.

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The vicious cycle of revenge causes escalated violence.

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S B Everett: We do not judge those we love. That unconditional love can be extended to all. P

The sour hard green fruit cannot help it that it is not ripe soft and sweet, nor are young souls unfolded.

Do not take personally the projection of others' movies onto your screen.

The scorpion becomes the eagle when he soars high in detachment from the foibles of others.

 

 

(unnamed entries are from SNS)

 

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http://www.familylifeeducation.org/gilliland/procgroup/CorrieTenBoom.htm

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REVENGE FACTORY

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Violence is a revenge
factory, multiplying
hatred and driving
it underground.

 

-saiom shriver-

 

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CHURCH AND STATE


If God is omnipresent
if God is everywhere
if the sun pours light into
each point of the air
then to attempt to separate
God from the state is
vainly to try for a
spiritual lobotomy.
After castles and forts
have fallen, after tanks
have rusted away,
God's many kinds
of shrines remain.
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Footnote: this is not an
endorsement for any theocratic
state... whether one in which
Sharia, or Mormon
in historical Utah, or present
day Israel, or the established
Church of England...dominates, but
the right of everyone to speak
his own prayer.

 

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PALM SCULPTOR


He who guided the
sea to carve the caves
who causes fruit trees
to drop for-all alms
has sculpted unique lines
in each person's palms.
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footnote: A man complained to
Sathya Sai Baba that his lifeline
was short. Baba patted the man's
hand. He looked at it and saw
that his lifeline had been
doubled

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CATERPILLAR GREED


God enables the
caterpillar's
greed for leaves
as fuel for cocoon
from which
the entombed bug
will a resurrected
body receive.

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CURSEBREAKING


Make life better;
don't make it worse.
By forgiving,
release every being
from each curse.

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Footnote:

Forgiving does not require that one

interact with a negative person,

but to send him or her light.

 

God of all
break all curses now and forever.

Sri Yukteswar: 'the explosive
vibratory power of speech'

Lisa K: Do not tempt fate
by speaking such words

 

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ORNATE FRAME


A too ornate

gilded frame

detracts from the

painting flame

 

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Things Forgiven but Not Forgotten

When you come knocking at my door
Bruised, battered, beaten and sore
I wont open up, then you will see
Exactly how you treated me.
You will bear the pain of being alone
And im sorry, but my heart wont be torn.
After that day, you will finally go
Feeling very hurt, and very low.
When the thought of you crosses my mind
The words i will think of will not be kind.
But, there's one thing that i want you to know
I want you to ponder it, think of it, and read it slow
I forgive you, i do 
Please Mika, know its true.

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111 Poems On The Process of Forgiving

- Saiom Shriver-

CRADLE ROCKED

When the pond was smashed
by his clenched fist..
it became a cradle rocking
for little fish.

Anger is the ore for lovegold.

MAGNIFICAT

Is the painting less beautiful
because it’s a forgery of Van Gogh’s?
Is sunset lakemirrored less awesome
because not originally lake glows
Does the moon deny in the night
that unstolen is her light?

THE RIVER TARRIES NOT

The river tarries not
over the stones of karma.
To seaward joyfully running
is her destiny’s dharma

TECUMSEH MUSEUM ON A HIGH HILL

A Tecumseh museum .. on a high
hill.. full of axes, scalps
and knives..
Someone enters and
walks around opening all
the shutters..
light pours in
One is then
aware.. only of the
supernal radiance.

And from the high hill
distance one sees puffs
from many chimneys.. all
smoking the pipes of peace.

(Native Americans had much
more to forgive than colonists,
in writers's humble opinion)

CONNECT THE DOTS

When I asked my father not to fish
I did not connect to the meat on my plate.
When I saw the film Mondo Kane I did not connect
When I saw the cow on the high school blackboard
marked with dotted lines I did not connect those dots
When I saw the picture magazine with a hyena’s face frozen
in terror right before he was killed by a lion I did not connect
When I met a vegetarian I resisted
The different chambers of my brain did not speak to each other.
I now forgive myself.. for having been unripe fruit..
hard and green…unconscious… unawakened to suffering.

ICICLE POINT

The frozen daggers of
unforgiveness..
icicles..
shine in the light
but it is the orb
of forgiveness
.. the miracle
point at the drip
of the icicle tip
which reflects the sun

INVISIBLE GARLAND

Each of us wears an invisible
garland of skulls.. for all
the souls we have in this
or other lives killed, injured,
neglected, for all those beings
whose hearts we have hurt.

God’s mercy sometimes
instantly, sometimes through
centuries, turns all the skulls
to jewels.

CROATIAN CREATION

Crocuses are blowing
with the news..
cows are crowing it
and frogs are croaking it..

A most sacred place
in all Creation
is the forgiving ground
of Bosnian Serb & Croatian

SEACHANGE IN HEART WATERS

There are signs of the tide’s inrush
as the gulls come closer..
as the sound of laves wapping brings
peace
.. and in the waters of the heart
is a subtle seachange

VIOLET ME

As the sun poured into
her niches and naves
and
her coves and her caves
Mother Earth cried
“You violate me!”

But weeks went by
and she spied
April’s apricot apron
and apple blooms
and then she exclaimed
“You violet me!”

(to a quiet saint, Nita Nickol)

NIAGARA FALLS

Two rock divided branches of the
same river of God
approach a cliff.
They are not waterfall foes.
They do not each other oppose.

As each roars over the cliffside,
unhurt they emerge as one,
some drops rising as mist
to bless riparian trees.
Made of the Mist
are new leaves.

(to the people of the United States and Canada)

TWO NEGATIVES A POSITIVE MADE

As two negatives when multiplied
a positive do make
.. former foes who seek
each others’ good
cause miracles forth to break

BEING KIND

Those who refuse to harm
the hearts of others
with humor involving
ridicule or cruelty
or searing revenge
.. are able to call
on the aid of the guardian
angels and parents
who do not forgive
as quickly as their
human charges.

SILVER SCREEN PROJECTION

She never feels rejection
by others’ projection..
as they describe their
own faces..
found in her soulmirror’s
reflection…
when they cast
their negative movies
upon her luminous silver
screen. Its very purity
invites the process..
as a blank page invites
pen scrawl.
as a sea receives
rivers. Slowly
others learn it is their
own movies on her screen..
their own faces in her mirror.

(to Susie Cull)

BALL TO BALLLOOOOON

The ball got lighter and lighter
as she shed more and more
of her insides of the past..
until she became an invulnerable
balloon.. and soared away
wherever she wished
.. alighting again

whenever she wished

GREAT UNCLE

He was able to forgive
the hunter who shot
his great uncle
in the woods
when angels gave him
a dream.. showing that
the hunter had
let his uncle out
of earth jail…
and ushered him
into the world
of ecstasy.

AS MOTHER LOOKS ON HER TODDLER’S FALL

God looks on error
as a mother looks on a toddler’s fall*
.. or on her 4 year old child’s making mudballs
or like the sun
gazing upon sour fruit soon to be sweet*
.. or upon a blow which releases
water from ice freezes

God does not send loved ones to hell
for acting on drives from the outer shell

God is more forgiving
than the daily snowfall which
erases
many human footfall traces
.. more forgiving than
the sea
which holds onto no boat wake
.. more forgiving than
the sky..
which forgets the path of clouds
or the fire
which devours the mistakes of
the past

Divine Love made us
.. anything which is not
of Divine Love
.. is not you.. is not me

ALTARS OMNIPRESENT

In doubt or
hesitation
do not falter
at Abba’s
omnipresent altars
where
God forgives
all us knaves,
all defaulters

IF YOU

If you do now
your heart unlock
I promise in the future
I will knock

ICICLES

Our enemies..
they were huge
daggar icicles
hanging up high
.. ready at the
slightest sound
to crack down

Time passed..
they dripped
and grieved
at their own
passing

More time passed
.. they glow
in the morning sun
.. crystal..
exclamation points
of joy
with drops at the
bottom

Now all the ice
is gone
.. water no longer
caged by frozen
form

STAR SHAPED SCARS

As she began to focus
on the grace rather
than the pain

Each little scar
turned to miracle star

BOUGH

God looks upon
a broken vow
as on a river
not clinging to
bough

BRIGHT GOLD FIELDS

Within the husk
are bright seeds
containing future
gold fields of corn

Just so God grows
joy’s bright kernels
inside the husks
of cruel scorn

DIVINE PAINT

The blue paint
of the third eye
cannot be chipped
away..
The blue eraser
of the 3rd eye
cannot be overlaid
It cancels all
mistakes of the past
.. all dark portraits

HEATHER

The falling snow erases
the criminal’s footprint traces
The seas do not record
the weedcleaving swords
of the unknowing oared..
nor does the heather neath
highland mist
seek to remember the
heavy tread
which for wee moments
crushed
her violet head

(to H Schofield)

FORGIVING FOREGIVING

To forgive
is to release
to let go
to fore-give
to give first.

FLOW INTO FOE

When you can flow
into your foe
and witness his
most bright soulglow
love replaces
the wavering
of to and fro

SCARLET LEAVES ORANGE BERRIES

We passed a scarlet leafed
orange berried bush
..crimson leaves support
the softer fruit..

HE IS CHANGING

You cannot see how he is changing
He is a growing baby eagle
with an unmoving shell
and within him does unseen

the force of Godlove swell.
He is water melting within
the towering iceberg spires
He is coldform becoming formless
through the touch of GodSunFire.
He is the April Aries apricot
leaf ready to unfold
.. which will calyx the fruit
as it turns to gold

CANCELLED STAMPS

God can forgive even
a general’s or president’s

millions of caused deaths
more quickly than
President Eisenhower’s
image on a stamp
can be cancelled… once
a heart decides never
again to cause suffering.

TO UNDERSTAND ALL IS TO FORGIVE ALL

He who rescues an ox
from a ditch might
be muddy for a time
as the lake in which
the lion washed his blood
is for a while
crimson with his anger.

VIETNAM

The soul humbling forgiveness
of the Vietnamese
brings our hearts
to our bending knees

OARCLEFT

Birds have oerleapt
the sea oarcleft.
But she has
not been harmed

Bee has petals
of clover cloven
but she has
not been harmed

She confers her
drops of grace
on the shaft which leaves
without a trace

THE STONE SHE HAS THROWN

The stones
she has at others thrown
have become the cornerstones
of her Divie Love throne.

CHERISH THE CHERRYSTONES

Cherish the
hard cherrystones
.. inside each is
scarlet lettered code
They are
.. the crimson chariots
of future
cherries
transformed into rubies
by the
sun’s cheer..
for every Chinawoman
and Cherokee
.. every child
young or old
For them.. every year
is a jubilee

(to Patty and Charles D)
(writer was ignorant of
cherrystones as a word
for suffocated clams)

RAM DASS

The Asian Indian Ram Dass
says that good and evil
are a projection of my mind.
Therefore it is myself
I must forgive.

KIND SURGEONS

there are kind surgeons
who stitch up sturgeons
and release them to the open seas
when the high tides are surgin

THE SUN AND THE MUDCLOD

The sun did shine in 360
degrees.. blessing all with her
rays.. one particular clod of
mud.. refused her love.. did
not answer the door to her radiant
silent knock .. did not.. the
gate of his clodheart unlock..
so she held back one of her
infinite rays.. but after a while
realized that it was silly
to waste energy ..
and so let her rays shine
in all directions as before. Letting go
caused more energy to flow:
And the mudclud, the hundredth lamb..
did eventually his heart unlock.

PEACE TEMPLE LIGHTNING

Carved in stone in the Peace Temple
was ‘those who live by the sword
shall perish by the sword’
but the caretaker of that temple
had so learned his lessons
.. a God-dispatched lightning
bolt.. erased those words
and wrote in their place
“Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

FISHNET FORGIVEN

The fishing net has
straightened out
.. and become a dreamcatcher

(to J Lehman and his work)

ARIZONA RAIN

The feathers of the Phoenix
bird are not always
flakes of fire..
sometimes they are mercy’s
falling waterdrops

NINTH STEP

She was very upset to find that the
woman to whom she wanted to make amends
had died.. Later she found
that by miracle.. a friend
had made amends for her.

BEYOND CRIMSON SCARS

Above earth’s crimson
scars
shine the diamond stars
Beyond earth’s greyest
clouds
shines the great sunstar
Beneath his angry mouth
beats his peaceful heart
A paradox is it
.. that his angry words
are written with the ink
of love

HATE METASTASIZES

Revenge destroys
the brain with fire
It is terror and cancer
cells’ multiplier
.. the great
metastasizer…
will you choose to focus
on the rose
or on the thorny briars?

FORWARD BUTTERFLY

The butterfly does
not look back
to the cocoon
of caterpillar.
She does not
want to be
a Lot’s wife
bitter pillar

WILL I EVER BE

Will I ever be
like the peony
which responds to storms
heavensent
by gifting all with her scent?..

LAVA TURNS TO JEWELS

She the sea
.. receives red hot
lava
and transmutes it
into green glass jewels.

She the listening compassionate
ear
turns anger into
love.

to L Lichty whose friends are gently diverted when they criticize others in her presence

PRAYER

Thank You
for Your descent
Holy Spirit.. Dove
with Your transforming
Touch of Love
in the heart of each
killing general and
judge
prosecutor and gov

PLANTS FORGIVE

Some day
the acacia leaves
will forgive giraffes
and in the presence
of koala bears
bamboo shoots will laugh
.. the cows will
be welcomed by
each blade of grass

SNOWMEN

“Snowmen drop unassembled from the sky” *
some created by sculpting child’s play
.. their life models men frozen into cruelty by
pain

*(said the anonymous email..)

DEWDROP METAMORPHOSIS

The hanging ice daggers
slowly drip drip drip
and one by one they
do drop
until finally the last
one.. melts and plops..
some day .. it will
be dewdrops

BLUEPRINTS AND WIND

Of our past transgressions..
The Divine Wind away blew prints
and the Sun made reality
of wish blue prints

TO UNDERSTAND AN AGENT IS TO FORGIVE HER OR HIM

Some were threatened physically
or their loved ones threatened.
Some were released early from
jail in exchange for services.
Others had hearts’ desires for
money, addictions, a person
etc dangled in front of them

NONDUALISTS
FORGIVING GOD

Nondualists who think that
God is the only Doer..
believe that God is the only one
they need forgive.

SHADOWS SCURRY

Entities who the dark
path represent
do forgiven images
re-present.
They scurry away
when
the Name of God
is present.

GOD IS GUILTY

If God is the only Doer
then..
even a killer is an actor
saying his preordained lines

CONNECTING THE SYNAPSES

When Kissinger declines to hunt boar with Brezhnev
but arranges the bombing of Vietnamese.. this is a disconnect
in the chambers of his heart

When Churchill directs a ladybug to be saved
and bombs hundreds of thousands.. this is
a disconnect in the chambers of his heart

When Hitler directs that animals be freed
from the Berlin Zoo during the bombing
but kills millions.. this is a disconnect
in the chambers of his heart

Howard Zinn speaks of the disconnect
of bomber pilots who cannot
hear the screams, smell the blood
nor see the limbs being blown
off .. as they are 30,000 feet up

When people stand in freezing cold
for peace.. and then go home
to dead bodies on the dinner plate
this is a disconnect

When teachers show their
cooking classes graphs
of animals divided into
steaks.. it is a disconnect

All these illustrate the disconnect
of distance.. they cannot kill
whom they know but can
objectify beings they do not know

It’s not sin or lapse
but disconnected synapse

GRASS SEED

She often had to plant
grass seed where
her volcanic explosions
had occurred.

TAN

Dracula was running
from the dawn
.. on vines he tripped
and by temple dogs
was trapped
.. and found as the
sun rose
that he too by Sunlove
was tanned

EDITING

It is easier to
edit what is written
on paper than what is
carved in stone.
Easier still to edit
what is written on
sand or water.

RED DRESS

Unforgiving..
a desire for redress
can become the soul’s
very vengeful ..red dress

THUNDERSTORM

His storm
in the fruitladen
tree released
her grace gifts
early.

RADIUS RIVER

The radius river
moved..
fanning into a delta
before becoming
the circle sea

LIGHTNING SWORDS

As swords of
lightning cannot
cleave the sky
the personality
cannot harm
the God in which
it lies

FEMORAL

On pot he looked down
at the chicken bones
femoral
of innocent birds
with lives so ephemeral
and decided from the
moment of that day
to attempt nonviolence
in every way

RELEASE

When her pluto ruled
underground springs
upwelled into Sagittarian
joy geysers
she was able to forgive
Nazi children of the Kaiser

TREE TEMPLE ROSEBUSH RIGHTS

To destroy a present temple is akin to pulling
down a living tree… to resurrect old rocks..
…or to a psychopath killing
an ‘illegitimate’ child..

Jan had a vision of Catholic nuns watering
the roses on Hitler’s grave. Rosebushes have rights, even if they are woven of the flesh of the body of Hitler.

PUPPETEER

Those who believe God is the only
Doer
believe that the Puppeteer punishes
His puppets.

FORGIVING MYSELF FOR UNCONSCIOUSNESS

In the days before 1968
I stood for peace
but sat down to violence
.. vigiled for an end to war
and dined on blood turned juice.

UNIVERSAL

his posts were
usually off topic
and quite misanthropic
but they forgave him
and invited him back
to their paradise in
the tropics

VICTORY OVER TIME

As the physical magnetism
of some can affect wrist watches
so the spiritual magnetism
of the holy
can erase time’s karma

HEART OF THE DEER

A tiny percentage
stalked the deer
to eat their hearts
But billions worked
to guard
the love flowing
from those hearts

(in the US, less than
4% of the population hunt..
hunters are down one third
among those 18 to 24)

DEICIDE IS IMPOSSIBLE

The neonazi changed.
He did decide
that if God is light
noone can commit deicide

NO HARM NO FOUL

A message bottled
within each sparkling sunbeam..
‘no harm, no foul’
because it’s a dream.

WOLLESLEY BEAR

I promise you Wollesley
Bear.. wherever you are
.. that next time I brake
for a butterfly
I’ll make sure you
have your seatbelt
on

SNOWS OF THE MOUNTAIN CRAGS

As mountain crags do
hold the snow
though on it mightily
the sun does glow
so does it longer take
for some souls
to release pain which
long ago froze

FRUIT OF CRITICISM

What is the fruit of criticism?
The receiver’s heart shuts down.
There is an urge to counterattack.
The ego and the heart are intertwined
so both feel judged and begin
to marshal defenses and to attack.

(Thaddeus Golas: “In response to
pain, expand”)

FORGIVE ME LITTLE VIOLETS

Forgive me, little violets,
that in smelling lilacs
I did unconsciously step on
your shy little heads .. with of sensitivity a lack.

AS MOTHER LOOKS ON A TODDLER’S FALL

God looks on error
as a mother looks on a toddler’s fall*
.. or on her young son making mudballs*
as the sun
gazes upon sour fruit soon to be sweet*
.. or upon a blow which releases
water from ice freezes

God does not send loved ones to hell
for acting on drives from the outer shell

God is more forgiving
than the daily snowfall which
erases
many human footfall traces
.. more forgiving than
the sea
which holds onto no boat wake
.. more forgiving than
the sky..
which forgets the path of clouds
or the fire
which devours the mistakes of
the past

Divine Love made us
.. anything which is not
of Divine Love
.. is not you.. is not me

FLOTILLA OF BIRDS

On the lake float
a flotilla of all direction flying
birds
neath a flotilla of 1 direction
clouds..

Some had landed first on ice
.. others differently upon the
water

.. In February Mother Earth
forgives sooner than
Father Water..but he too
will melt

DEBT ERASED

It had snowed
and the criminal’s
footprints showed
the path to him.

However it was the
same snow.. knowing
he had changed
.. which again fell
erasing the tracks
to a judicial hell

FEBRUARY

A sudden February freeze
arrested the raindrops
on the branch
like a snapshot..
stopped them in their flow
..
but the afternoon sun frees
drops from the morning freeze
… gone the frost
nothing was lost

DIFFERENT RIVER

A river has changed
in this second..
some of him has emptied
into the sea..
some is being renewed
in headwaters.

PENTACLES MELT IN THIRD EYE

In meditation he watched
black pentacles
melt in the cobalt blue
of the third eye

and knew someone’s
past karma was being
erased

GOD KEEPS NO FILES

God keeps no files
on reformed pedophiles
.. Spirit
creates learning
situations..
with action’s consequences..
but God sees
all bodies
as Divine Love phials
and can each soul
undefile
as She erases
all prison files

BOUND BY LOVE

2 former competitors
for the same man,
not yet aware of their
eternal spirit love
for each other
were yet bound
by their love for him

FROM ANY POINT ON THE WHEEL

God can catapult someone
from the most fallen states
into liberation.. while
another remains stuck
in orbital shells
not realizing his
complacence is a hell

33 DEGREE WATER

33 degree water
can be colder than 32 degree ice
for it is not barred
from entering the skin

When Cancer forgives
cancer can disappear

PATIENT TREES

.. patient trees
receiving the blows
of elephant tusks, lovers’ initialing
knives, ‘pruning’ shears, moose antlers,
lightning bolts, tornado winds,
utility axes, lumbermen’s chain saws

never themselves holding up
branches defensively to fend
off the blows

CLEMENCY

I ask you tenderly
to grant me clemency
as polluted rivers’ tendencies
are purified in clement sea.

TOTAL AMNESTY

As the criminal’s snowprint traces
are gone when sun the cold erases
so do all sins disappear in
God’s
firefall of
all graces

COLD GOLD

The people’s land
was given to the mineowners
at firesale prices.
They hired slaves at
less than minimum wage…
and when the fire
at their deathtrap mine
took the lives of many
it refined
the cold gold.

LOVING FOES

God told us to love our
neighbor as ourselves.
Jesus told us to love our
enemies.
Therefore we are told
to love our enemy as ourselves.

RELEASE THE WASTE

The body should not hold onto
toxic waste
nor should the mind or soul
cling to past hates.

ABOVE FREEZING

To frost had firmed the fog
which veiled the cranberry bog
but now iced crystal jewels
melt into Spirit’s drops

LIQUID DECK OF CARDS

Iceberg spires and turrets of
crystallized pain
melt in warm waters
off the coast of Spain.

FOUR ELEMENTS

God’s water washes away transgressions.
God’s fire burns errors to ash.
God’s earth buries mistakes.
God’s air blows them into fragrant zephyrs.

GREEDY CATERPILLAR

Gopal said she saw
greed as a hungry caterpillar.
May I see it that way too: a voracious
caterpillar soon to cocoon
himself til his own transmutation
..the devoured sacrificed
green leaves of spring
turned to translucent
feathery invulnerable wings

ICEBERG

Paradoxically an iceberg overhang
is more
dangerous when melting than
when frozen. As evil is breaking
up
it can be more unstable
and dangerous. The wise
avoid proximity in such
cases.

PEAR TREE RESPONSE

The dump truck with driveby violence
slapped the pear
tree in her branch face
releasing a shower
of her sweet fruit grace
as a holy one responds
to hate with love
moving onward
in his Godward race

*

PRAYING FOR FOES

Durga decided to pray for a foe. That night the woman came to her in a dream with an answer to a riddle upon which she’d been working.

*

*1*
Embezzled heart, can you forgive the guzzling bee
who has taken all your nectar? “He knew not what he did”,
young little bee.
*
*2*
If you do now your heart unlock I promise in the future
I will knock
*
*3*
The bikes rolled through the mulberries on the sidewalk
leaving several purple streaks.. but some of the tree’s
children fell into the meadow.. and became trees*
*4*
A river has changed in this second..
some of him has emptied into the sea..
some is being renewed in headwaters.
*
*5*
As a sword has the illusion it slices the sun’s beams
so do the unforgiving have the illusion they have been harmed.
*
*6*
Melt away now Valjean’s pursuers,
who had chased him through Parisian sewers
*
*7*
Two branches of the same river of God approach
a cliff. Rocks cause the foes each other diametrically to oppose. As they roar over its side, unhurt they emerge as one,
some drops rising as mist to bless riparian trees.
*8*
He forgave all when
he realized that all lines
of every human being actor
were written by the
Divine Playwright
*
*9*
God’s universal verdict
is “Not guilty”
as all blessing as the sun
ever gilding trees
*
*10
Aboard the ocean liner they see
moonlight whitewashing the sea
as do glances and shadows
of saints
in goldwashing our stains
pour radiant absolution
everywhere

SNOWPRINTS GONE

As the sun melts
a trespassing bear’s pawprints
near a beehive’s
storehouse.. frozen
in the snowlace
so does forgiveness
the data
banks of the past erase
without a resenting trace
leaving one free
to write new love
=======================================
I will knock.. is to Todd J

33 DEGREE WATER
ABOVE FREEZING
ALTARS OMNIPRESENT
ARIZONA RAIN
AS MOTHER LOOKS ON A TODDLER’S FALL
BALL TO BALLLOOOOON
BEING KIND
BEYOND CRIMSON SCARS
BLUEPRINTS AND WIND
BOUND BY LOVE
BRIGHT GOLD FIELDS
CHERISH THE CHERRYSTONES
COLD GOLD
CONNECT THE DOTS
CONNECTING SYNAPSES
CRADLE ROCKED
CROATIAN CREATION
DEBT ERASED
DEICIDE IS IMPOSSIBLE
DIFFERENT RIVER
FEBRUARY
FEMORAL
FISHNET FORGIVEN
FLOTILLA OF BIRDS
FLOW INTO FOE
FORGIVE ME LITTLE VIOLETS
FORGIVING MYSELF
FROM ANY POINT ON THE WHEEL
FRUIT OF CRITICISM
FOUR ELEMENTS
HE IS CHANGING
GOD IS GUILTY
GOD KEEPS NO FILES
GRASS SEED
GREAT UNCLE
HEART OF THE DEER
HEATHER
ICEBERG
ICICLES
ICICLE POINT
IF YOU
INVISIBLE GARLAND
LAVA TURNS TO JEWELS
LIGHTNING SWORDS
LIQUID DECK OF CARDS
LOVING FOES
MAGNIFICAT
NIAGARA FALLS
NINTH STEP
NO HARM NO FOUL
NOT LEVITICUS
OARCLEF
PATIENT TREES
PEACE LIGHTNING
PEAR TREE RESPONSE
PENTACLES MELT IN THIRD EYE
PLANTS FORGIVE

PUPPETEER

PRAYING FOR FOES
RAM DASS
RED DRESS
RELEASE
RELEASE THE WASTE
SEA OF CLEMENCY
SEACHANGE IN HEART WATERS
SILVER SCREEN PROJECTION
SNOWMEN
SNOWS OF THE MOUNTAIN CRAGS
STAR SHAPED SCARS
SUN AND MUDCLOD
TAN
TECUMSEH MUSEUM
THE RIVER TARRIES NOT
THE STONE SHE HAS THROWN
TECUMSEH MUSEUM ON A HIGH HILL
TO UNDERSTAND ALL IS TO FORGIVE ALL
TOTAL AMNESTY
TREE TEMPLE ROSEBUSH RIGHTS
TWO NEGATIVES A POSITIVE MADE
UNIVERSAL
VIETNAM
VIOLET ME
WOLLESLEY BEAR

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Greedy Caterpillar was inspired by a thought of J Freundschuh God Looks On Sin includes 2 of Sai Baba’s parables and a dream of J Freundschuh Stars in “As Mother Looks on a Toddler’s Fall” are based on the teachings of Sai Baba as is the parable that we should be like rivers flowing over sharp rocks Tecumseh Museum is to all Native Americans and settlers who have suffered in the past) (years after dreamer had this dream on the early morn of December 7 she heard broadcast on C Span a description of a Mohican museum.. followed by the song You are my sunshine) Mallik Arjunan: From any point on the wheel one can be liberated notes on As Mother Looks on a Toddler’s fall .. title based on a quote by Saint of Shirdi .. mudballs based on a dream by Jan F (we are all Tecumsehs: look not at our past but at the divine light within each of us as we forgive ourselves)* the stars indicate concepts transmitted to writer by the words of Sai Baba Silver Screen Projection is to Susie M C If You is to T Jackson

Additions

WHO KILLED THE GIANT SNOWMAN?



Who has the giant snowman killed?

he who has all around him chilled?

Was it the one who threw pots of

hot liquid upon him?

or the rainclouds who sacrificed

their being pouring their waters

upon him?

or the sun whose rays

were swords knocking off

different of his parts?



Now he is many drops of water

.. pooling at his former base

.. each drop reflecting

the sun he had hated



COBRA LIBERATOR



The bite of a cobra

awakened him from a nightmare

dream

to an awakened world

through which sunbeams gleam

And he saw

that he was not

a ray of the Sun..

but the Sun itself

and with God One.

Then he was able

to thank the snake.


JAN F TOLD ME

About evildoers in the world, she was told that she should take her complaint to the Playwright, not the half brain-dead actors on the stage...
***

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Shirdi Sai Baba: Never harm a snake or
a scorpion.. He will only harm you if ordered
to do so by God. If so ordered there is nothing
you can do about it.

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