Forgive

The temptation is to retaliate, not let go of hate once started
The good news is digging somewhere deeper
Freedom is in letting go, not forgetting, not in denial,
There is a burden in carrying retribution, a small stone
Which of left only grows, freedom is in singing,
In knowing you can let the stone drop and sink,
To depths of freedom in a choice of whether 
To hold onto the wrong, or to let it go, it is a sorry thing
To become those who we condemn, the way forward
Is in release, claiming grief, proclaiming hurt, then
Choosing to drop and be free, to be who we truly are