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Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 1102 comments Mod

When the pain
lingers in your heart’s core
and every ill memory
channels through the
web of your veins,

spreading the ache
like a drop of poison
into a clear chalice,
know that forgiveness
will knock on your door.

It is an unwanted visitor,
a salesman at the worst hour,
sporting a plaid suit and plastic smile,
and repeating lines you’ve
already heard and ignored.

You may wave him off
or curse at his persistence,
but the knocks will continue
upon every new sun,
the sound echoing

between your ears
until you face
the wrong that weighs
on your spirit.
Absolve your transgressor

and begin anew
with the journey that awaits.
Remember that vengeance is a detour,
callousness a dead-end,
and the street marked love is the path best taken.

(c) 2012 by Vincent Lowry

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Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 1102 comments Mod
Thanks, Alexis!


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