It is not the upbringing

That grants the forgiving

Or God bestowed grace

That given sublimates


It is not the being afraid

As if my heart was made

Some delicate piece of glass

Scared of wrongs that pass


It is just a choice

A clearer, stronger voice

That echoes in my head

And let’s the past be shed


I will not despair

On why it went there

Or carry from the past

And make transgressions last


I cannot know trials given

Easy then are slights forgiven

I have no room to judge

Nor room to hold a grudge


Holding nothing what I want

But like a circus elephant

I have not figured out just yet

Exactly how to forget




28 Responses to “Forgiven”
  1. Harley Unhinged says:

    If I give you a feather, can you fly?
    If you can fly, can you fly to me and put me to sleep?
    Two birds, I stone
    You can forget and I can sleep peacefully
    Solving our problems in perfect harmony

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Fall into my arms
      I’ll keep you safe and warm
      Let the stress of the day
      Slowly melt away
      Close your eyes
      Such a wishful thing
      To be given wing
      Flying off to you
      I wish I could too

      • Harley Unhinged says:

        If fairytales and wishes come true
        Why can’t I fall asleep to you?
        And dance among the stars in dreams
        For that I’d pluck a feather from an angel’s wings
        And risk heaven’s gates being closed to me
        To know what it feels like
        To sleep peacefully

      • Brad Osborne says:

        Though you could have any other
        As your tried and true lover
        Let me be the one
        There when day is done
        To hold you while you sleep
        And all your secrets keep
        To give you all my best
        As heart and head find rest

      • Harley Unhinged says:

        You make my boyfriend quite jealous, Mr. Brad. To be fair, so does Fiery, 😍

      • Brad Osborne says:

        He gets to see you, touch you, and love you every day, and he is the one that is jealous? He will find no sympathy from me. I am the one who is jealous of him. Not sure when exactly he saved the world and was granted the karma to have you in his life. πŸ–€

      • Harley Unhinged says:

        Very true. He saves my world all the time, so I guess thats something πŸ–€

      • Brad Osborne says:

        If he saves your world, that is more than just something, it is everything! Though I will always be a little jealous of certain elements, I have nothing but mad respect for the man who can love you the way you deserve! He is a hero in my book! πŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈ

      • Harley Unhinged says:

        Awww Bradiekins, he doesn’t write poetry for me like you do. You’re kept safely in my πŸ–€

      • Brad Osborne says:

        How sweet of you to say, my Pigtailed Princess! You almost made a grown man cry. And you will always be in mine, for you have made me see the world around me differently. You have permanently changed my perception, breathed life into a dying sense of love and romance, and touched me in a way I didn’t think could happen anymore. You have touched a protected heart and because of all that, you will always be my Muse of Mayhem! You have my eternal thanks, love and support, Miss Harley! πŸ–€πŸ’‹πŸ₯°

      • Harley Unhinged says:

        You are just the sweetest πŸ–€β€πŸ’‹

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Wow! So not fair what your words do to me! 😜

  2. meenawalia says:

    Dilemma of everybody I suppose..noone wants to dwell in the past and spoil their present and future but grop to find the solutions to get over their past.
    Very well written Brad

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you dear Meena! I do suppose we all wrestle with letting go sometimes. Over the years I have learned to forgive fairly easily, but find it impossible to forget. I can forgive the wrongs done to me, but I can never again then allow them to be in the position to do it again. I just can’t forget!

  3. edward dougherty says:


  4. That post touched a nerve in my heart. Forgetting the past is an unfathomable challenge, and sometimes it takes many years’ process to just fully forgive others – as well as yourself. Well, well written!

  5. Jim Borden says:

    I sometimes hold onto grudges more than I should, I should work to just let bygones be bygones…

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