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To Forgive & Not Forget

May 12, 2010
By Mitchell SILVER, Roebuck, South Carolina
Mitchell SILVER, Roebuck, South Carolina
5 articles 7 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
-Speak what you think now in words as hard as cannonballs and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said today.

You stand there hoping I would forgive you.
Hoping your words would remove the red stains.
I see your mouth talking, but my brain’s not comprehending.
What is she saying, I’m yelling, as if someone could hear me?
I see your tears fall down your face as you read what you’ve done to me, how you wronged me, like it comes from the book of sins in heaven.
What am I to say?
I mess with my sleeve of my white shirt to avoid your gaze.
I wish I could erase what has happened, but I can’t let go of those memories.
I was a lone wolf for so long because of you.
Every time you’d laughed, my heart bent, broke, and burped out little pieces of me.
How could I, your ex-bff, forgive you?
The scent of salt is stagnant in the air now because of the clear sea we created.
Maybe I could forgive you like Jesus forgave Judas.
I know we can never be what we were but
it’s better to forgive and not forget.

The author's comments:
This poem helped me vent a little. It's what I felt towards a person that I cared a lot for.
But I also wrote it for one of my classes.

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This article has 2 comments.

you knowwho said...
on Jul. 9 2010 at 3:24 pm
sad--now write happy happy happy...

didghem said...
on Jun. 10 2010 at 8:42 pm

mitchel! i havent seen any of your work on here before and ij ust looked throug hall of i t and its amazing! im gonna go ahead and get your autograph now because one day your going to have a book published. i saw where it has me listed as your bff :) haha i smiled really big when i saw that! well i'm proud of you and keep up the good work! :)

i love you,