Life Lesson Poem

This poem was written for all the contempt I had for my birth mother never coming forward after finding her and writing to her for 16 years. I realized I did not need her acceptance. I had a wonderful mother and father (Foster) who raised me and my brother as their very own.

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Published by Family Friend Poems January 2008 with permission of the Author.

I know forgiveness is good for my soul and my health.
A smile on my face is definitely my personal wealth.
I've lived too long holding a grudge
And found out if I wanted it to end I had to budge,
So I extended the olive branch and it was received.
In fact it was easier than I perceived.
Sometimes forgiveness starts in your heart and winds up on your lips.
This was my experience, and now I give you these tips
Please don't wait as long as I did because the benefits definitely outweigh the risk.
Forgiveness is the short cut to a big fix.


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