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83 Best Forgiveness Poems to Elevate Your Mind

In this blog, we are going to take a look at some really beautiful forgiveness poems. At their finest, forgiveness poems evoke our deepest selves. They challenge us to deviate from the safe tactics of our conservative mind.

In any relationship, forgiveness is crucial. We all make errors, and we all need to make reparations and correct them. Breaking the mirage of the perfect relationship is a heartbreaking experience.

Those who overcome the obstacle of forgiveness, on the other hand, will discover that their connection is deeper and more important than ever before. The relationship is like a delicate egg before the first quarrel.

When that illusion is shattered, the bond grows much stronger. You realize that your relationship can withstand a conflict. These encouraging poems about forgiveness can give you the mental fortitude and bravery to live your life differently.

On this day of forgiveness and compassion, let us begin by forgiving ourselves and breaking free from the techniques of guarded mindsets. Let go of sentiments that bound us to guilt and hurt, and instead fill ourselves with unending compassion.

Only then will we be ready to go on, be free of mental anguish, and live without psychological burdens. These forgiveness poems will offer you a fresh outlook on life and inspire you to forgive yourself and others.

Best Forgiveness Poems

We’ve all experienced a disagreement with someone else, whether it was a close family member, a close friend, or even a stranger.

We’ve all made errors, and occasionally we’re forced to choose whether to forgive them or walk away angrily. Make excellent use of these best poems about forgiveness since they will assist you to forgive them.

1. The Joy of Forgiveness

       by Susan T. Aparejo

The joy of forgiveness
lightens one’s burden,
It showers happiness,
Showers our heart with
blessedness, so we wake up
in a lighter mood of wellness.

Just try, unload your baggage,
Throw away such garbage,
Let our heart fly and set a voyage,

Feel free to take out such bondage,
And stop our physique from its wreckage.

The joy of forgiveness is the key,
To live on earth peacefully,
And wake up the morning readily,
A fresh air dominates comfortably,
So sweet a conscience of harmony.

I forgive you and you forgive me,
Another flow of peace release,
Another love and acceptance dominate,
Let the trust once again surface,
As we give each other a chance,
We mean forgiveness at hand.

2. Patterns of Forgiveness

       by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Seasons come and go, leaving memories of hereditary
reminders on waysides of living.
Gathering decisions like wild flowers in bouquets of
reminiscence.

Talking of vibrant issues within niches of coagulated
being, recognizing interesting factions through
patterns of forgiveness.

Messages being sent to heaven in wisps of candle flames,
rising higher with every prayer.
Soliciting an attentive initiative towards endings of
life.

3. The Rest

       by Margaret Atwood

The rest of us watch from beyond the fence
as the woman moves with her jagged stride
into her pain as if into a slow race.

We see her body in motion
but hear no sounds, or we hear
sounds but no language; or we know
it is not a language we know yet.

We can see her clearly
but for her it is running in black smoke.
The cluster of cells in her swelling
like porridge boiling, and bursting,
like grapes, we think.

Or we think of
explosions in mud; but we know nothing.
All around us the trees
and the grasses light up with forgiveness,
so green and at this time
of the year healthy.

We would like to call something
out to her. Some form of cheering.
There is pain but no arrival at anything.

4. Forgiveness

       by Alfred Austin

Now bury with the dead year’s conflicts dead
And with fresh days let all begin anew.
Why longer amid shriveled leaf-drifts tread,
When buds are swelling, flower-sheaths peeping through?

Seen through the vista of the vanished years,
How trivial seem the struggle and the crown,
How vain past feuds, when reconciling tears
Course down the channel worn by vanished frown.

How few mean halves the bitterness they speak!
Words more than feelings keep us still apart,
And, in the heat of passion or of pique,
The tongue is far more cruel than the heart.

Since love alone makes it worthwhile to live,
Let all be now forgiven, and forgive.

5. Individual Forgiveness

       by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Forgiveness is in the hands of individual hearts,
sometimes being given, more often not.

Feelings hurt, tears falling, staining self-esteem,
never finding a way to find comfort from the abuse
being given.

Circumstances always essentially the same, yelling
screaming, verbal, mental, and emotional.

Falling upon innocent ears and minds, taking a toll
on a child, filling them with endless fears and
stress.

Taking away their mental stamina and physical health,
marring the childhood, they were supposed to have.

6. Forgiveness

       by John Greenleaf Whittier

“My heart was heavy, for its trust had been
Abused, its kindness answered with foul wrong;

So, turning gloomily from my fellow-men,
One summer Sabbath day I strolled among
The green mounds of the village burial-place;
Where, pondering how all human love and hate

Find one sad level; and how, soon or late,
Wronged and wrongdoer, each with meekened face,
And cold hands folded over a still heart,
Pass the green threshold of our common grave,

Whither all footsteps tend, whence none depart,
Awed for myself, and pitying my race,
Our common sorrow, like a mighty wave,
Swept all my pride away, and trembling I forgave!”

7. Elemental Forgiveness

       by Juan Olivarez

Lightning flashes, over the distant hills,
The smell of rain is in the air.
I love the way the caressing wind feels,
As it blows gently through my hair.

A steel grey curtain, slowly descends,
Kissing the lonely land.
In a loving gesture, making amends,
To the parched and burning sand.

The tears come down on the grateful face,
Of the Earth and she’s consoled.
Her pain and sorrow now erased,
The rain is welcomed to the fold.

8. The Path of Forgiveness

       by Mary Nagy

As I creep down the path of forgiveness
and I search for my own lonely heart,
I yearn for the feel of completion.
I must finish what God made me start.

I can see in the distant horizon
there resembles someone I once knew.
Do I have the strength needed to reach her?
If I don’t, can I get it from you?

Will you help clear my path as I’m trudging
down that frightfully winding old road?
Can I lean on your arm for my safety?
even though you can’t carry my load?

This old path is alive in my memory.
It knew I’d return on this day.
I am listening to my own heartbeat
while the unknown is leading the way.

My legs have been turned into jelly.
I see myself walking along.
I wonder if I should be back here.
For some reason this feels very wrong.

9. Forgiveness

       by Theresa Ann Moore

Petals of a flower are brighter
There is a fragrance in the air
That earlier wasn’t there

The sky is limitless
It is bluer than blue
Seems impossible…but it is true

Gravity has released its pull
Each step now has no weight

There is no animosity or hate

Forgiveness has a way of removing
Dreary spirits and boosting strength
It eliminates stains that taint

10. Aphorisms on Forgiveness

       by Sri Chinmoy Ghose

Once God’s Forgiveness-Sun
Rises,
It never sets.

In my outer life,
My Lord,
I see Your Compassion-Flood.
In my inner life,
My Lord,
I see Your Forgiveness-Ocean.

O Forgiver of all my shortcomings,
Forgive me.
A new hope is being born in my heart.
I shall cry from today on
To grow into Perfection’s beauty-delight.

Famous Forgiveness Poems

This is all about taking care of your mental health and letting yourself free when you forgive. So, whether you’re forgiving or asking for forgiveness, both will release you as a sufferer.

Reading famous poems about forgiveness might help you shift your perspective. Here are some poems about forgiveness by famous poets.

1. In Memoriam A. H. H.

       by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Forgive what seem’d my sin in me;
What seem’d my worth since I began;
For merit lives from man to man,
And not from man, O Lord, to thee.

Forgive my grief for one removed,
Thy creature, whom I found so fair.
I trust he lives in thee, and there
I find him worthier to be loved.

Forgive these wild and wandering cries,
Confusions of a wasted youth;
Forgive them where they fail in truth,
And in thy wisdom make me wise.”

2. Forgiveness

       by Mary Ann Hanmer Dodd

When the last lesson Jesus taught,
We in our hearts would shrine,
How are we moved with love so deep?
Forgiveness so divine.

We see him nailed upon the cross,
Cold with the dew of death,
Imploring pardon for his foes,
With his fast-failing breath.

Saviour! to thee we trusting come;
Look from thy throne above!
Teach us to meekly imitate,
Thy pure and holy love.

However coldly, deeply wronged,
Be our petition too,
“Father, forgive the sinful ones,
They know not what they do!”

3. Forgiveness

       by Eliza Down

Oh, come and kiss the bleeding feet,
Nailed to the shameful tree!
Come in your chains of guilt and sin,
Come in your misery,

Come to the feet of Him
Who died to set you free!
Come, and your hearts of stone shall melt,
To think such love should be

So long despised, so long denied, —
Sinner, He cares for thee!
Come to the feet of Him
Who died to set you free!

The new pure heart shall Christ bestow,
Oh, taste His liberty!
Pardon and peace He giveth you
His joy your own shall be,

Come to the feet of Him
Who died to set you free!
Oh, kiss with tears the bleeding feet
Nailed to the shameful tree!

Come men, come women, stained with sin,
Slaves sold to infamy,
Come to the feet of Him
Who died to set you free!

4. Forgiveness

       by Ella A. Giles

Forgiveness is the fragrance, rare and sweet,
That flowers yield when trampled on by feet
That reckless tread the tender, teeming earth;

For blossoms crushed and bleeding yet give birth
To pardon’s perfume; from the stern decrees
Of unforgiveness, Nature ever flees.

5. A New Leaf

       by Carrie Shaw Rice

He came to my desk with, quivering lip—
The lesson was done.
“Dear Teacher, I want a new leaf,” he said,
“I have spoiled this one.”

I took the old leaf, stained and blotted,
And gave him a new one all unspotted,
And into his sad eyes smiled,
“Do better, now, my child.”

I went to the throne with a quivering soul—
The old year was done.
“Dear Father, hast Thou a new leaf for me?
I have spoiled this one.”

He took the old leaf, stained and blotted,
And gave me a new one all unspotted,
And into my sad heart smiled,
“Do better, now, my child.”

6. The Fool’s Prayer

       by Edward R. Sill

The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: “Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!”

The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch’s silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: “O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!

No pity, Lord, could change the heart

From red with wrong to white as wool;
The rod must heal the sin: but Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!
“‘T is not by guilt the onward sweep

Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay;
‘T is by our follies that so long
We hold the earth from heaven away.
“These clumsy feet, still in the mire,

Go crushing blossoms without end;
These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust
Among the heart-strings of a friend.
“The ill-timed truth we might have kept—

Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung?
The word we had not sense to say—
Who knows how grandly it had rung!
“Our faults no tenderness should ask.

The chastening stripes must cleanse them all;
But for our blunders — oh, in shame
Before the eyes of heaven, we fall.
“Earth bears no balsam for mistakes;

Men crown the knave, and scourge the tool
That did his will; but Thou, O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!”
The room was hushed; in silence rose

The King, and sought his gardens cool,
And walked apart, and murmured low,
“Be merciful to me, a fool!”

7. The Lion and the Mouse

       by Jeffreys Taylor

A lion with the heat oppressed,
One day composed himself to rest:
But while he dozed as he intended,
A mouse, his royal back ascended;

Nor thought of harm, as Aesop tells,
Mistaking him for someone else;
And travelled over him, and round him,
And might have left him as she found him

Had she not—tremble when you hear—
Tried to explore the monarch’s ear!
Who straightway woke, with wrath immense,
And shook his head to cast her thence.

“You rascal, what are you about?”
Said he, when he had turned her out,
“I’ll teach you soon,” the lion said,
“To make a mouse-hole in my head!”

So, saying, he prepared his foot
To crush the trembling tiny brute;
But she (the mouse) with tearful eye,
Implored the lion’s clemency,
Who thought it best at last to give?
His little prisoner a reprieve.

Twas nearly twelve months after this,
The lion chanced his way to miss;
When pressing forward, heedless yet,
He got entangled in a net.

With dreadful rage, he stamped and tore,
And straight commenced a lordly roar;
When the poor mouse, who heard the noise,
Attended, for she knew his voice.
Then what the lion’s utmost strength
Could not effect, she did at length;
With patient labor she applied

Her teeth, the network to divide;
And so, at last forth issued he,
A lion, by a mouse set free.
Few are so small or weak, I guess,
But may assist us in distress,
Nor shall we ever, if we’re wise,
The meanest, or the least despise.

8. I think just how my shape will rise

       by Emily Dickinson

I think just how my shape will rise
When I shall be forgiven,
Till hair and eyes and timid head
Are out of sight, in heaven.

I think just how my lips will weigh
With shapeless, quivering prayer
That you, so late, consider me,
The sparrow of your care.

I mind me that of anguish sent,
Some drifts were moved away
Before my simple bosom broke, —
And why not this, if they?

And so, until delirious borne
I con that thing, — “forgiven,” —
Till with long fright and longer trust
I drop my heart, unshriven!

9. Pardon Time

       by John Charles McNeill

Give over now; forbear. The moonlight steeps
In silver silence towered castle-keeps
And cottage crofts, where apples bend the bough.
Peace guards us round, and many a tired heart sleep.

Let me brush back the shadow from your brow.
Give over now.
On such a night, how sweet, how sweet is life,
Even to the insect piper with his fife!

And must your troubled face still bear the blight
Of strength that runs itself to waste in strife
For love’s own heart should throb through all the light
Of such a night

10. Forgiveness

       by David Keig

Not to forgive is emptiness
For cold and lonely souls
Who understands forgiveness?
As somewhere they can’t go

They fear a loss of strength it seems
And trap others in their web
Of blame and guilt and right and wrong
And leave the truth unsaid
For truth is not their province
Nor humanity their cause

They ask others to obey them
And think they own the laws
They seek virtue in adversity
They cannot once forgive
For they have never done a wrong
In the perfect lives they live.

Short Forgiveness Poems

Let us now go through some short poems about forgiveness. Choose to let go of the past and discover the soothing influence that forgiveness can have on another person.

These short forgiveness poems may perhaps remind you that our time is limited and that it is better spent in forgiveness than in wrath and irritation.

1. May We All Ask Forgiveness to God

       by Aldo Kraas

May we all ask forgiveness to God?
Sometimes we are just too busy with our lives
And we forget about you

And the worst part is that when
We remember that we forgot about you
Is too late.

2. Forgiven

       by Margaret E. Sangster

You left me when the weary weight of sorrow
Lay, like a stone, upon my bursting heart;
It seemed as if no shimmering tomorrow
Could dry the tears that you had caused to start.

You left me, never telling why you wandered—
Without a word, without a last caress;
Left me with but the love that I had squandered,
The husks of love and a vast loneliness.

And yet if you came back with arms stretched toward me,
Came back to-night, with carefree, smiling eyes,
And said: “My journeying has somehow bored me,
And love, though broken, never, never dies!”

I would forget the wounded heart you gave me,
I would forget the bruises on my soul.
My old-time gods would rise again to save me,
My dreams would grow supremely new and whole.

What though youth lay, a tattered garment, o’er you?
Warm words would leap upon my lips, long dumb;
If you came back, with arms stretched out before you,
And told me dear, you were glad to come!

3. Forgiveness      

       by Anonymous

Forgiveness, a heartfelt decision.
The clearing of one’s heart without remission.
A voice from deep within, contemplates,
removal of festered thoughts of sin.

Forgiveness, allowing positive energy to prevail.
Wiping out all negativity along the trail.
Forcing out emotions of darkness deep.
Keeping straight, a good night’s sleep.

4. A Feeling for Forgiveness

       by David Harris

When tempers flare
harsh words are often said
and sometimes not meant at all.
Only in anger,

are they expressed?
and not meant to be said.
We all walk different roads
and have differences of opinion,

but a feeling for forgiveness
must dwell within our lives.
When we meet obstacles,
we must always
live and let live to survive.

5. Forgiveness Please

       by Anonymous   

I know what it takes to forgive
And I’m asking so I can begin to live
Again, and not be so sad

You have a right to hold it back and be mad
But think of this in the end
Forgiveness will be good to comprehend.

6. Forgiveness is the End

       by Mihaela Pirjol

Forgiveness is the end of Past.
Conceived ideas begin to form:
An old mind crushing to dust:
The brave survivor of the storm!
As you reach your depths, you find
A wiser man at ease, with pride.

A passing sense of emptiness,
Numb, as old emotions had subsided:
Conclude that life is nothingness,
And Hope arises to bright your side:
In heart, the birth of a new dream,
Shows you the future path fulfilled.

7. It’s Tough Without You

       by Anonymous

It’s hard to make you understand,
But, believe me I don’t pretend,

Mistake has happened and I won’t deny,
Blame on the situation to defy,
I just want that you forgive me through,

So that I don’t feel blue,
Please forgive me now,
I don’t have any words or how!
Forgive me!

8. This Is Just to Say

       by William Carlos Williams

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold.

9. Asking for Forgiveness…

       by Tom Zart

God’s Forgiveness Grace & Love

God keeps His every prophecy and promise
As we depend on His divine intervention from above.
No matter how we blunder, or fall short of His glory,
We trust our Shepherd for His forgiveness, grace and love.

All the heroes of God’s Bible
Had to learn their lessons the hard way.
We still study their stories and compare their outcomes
Every time we read His Word and pray.

The Lord can close doors no man can open
And open doors no man can close.
It’s up to us to prove our Heavenly worth
By our lifetime example of the path, we chose.

10. Forgiveness

       by Suzan gumush

Forgiveness is a cure
Forgive all your enemies
Forgive all your sins

One day you will look back
And be glad
You threw them all
Into a bin……

Inspirational Forgiveness Poems

Here are some inspirational poems for forgiveness. If you are hurt or feeling down, these heartwarming poems about forgiving can help you to see things in a different light and guide you down the path of forgiveness for your own benefit. ‎

1. Giving and Forgiving

       by Freeman E. Miller

‘Tis not by selfish miser’s greed
The great rewards of love are given;
‘Tis not the cynic’s haughty creed
Which gladly makes this world a heaven;

But tender word and loving deed
Increase the angel joys of living,
And mortals gain life’s grandest meed
By acts of giving and forgiving.

Let warriors bold with armies fight
Their awful battles brave and gory,
To reap the harvest of their might
And fill a gaping world with glory!

The humble heroes, out of sight,
Where hidden tears and woes are striving,
Win victories for truth and right
By deeds of giving and forgiving.

Let mighty kings of loyal lands
Despise the faithful sons of duty,
And with the swords of vandal hands
Destroy the homes of joy and beauty;

The honest lords of low commands
Will find a nobler way of thriving,
In lonely vales where sorrow stands,
By sweets of giving and forgiving.

Let rich men with their heaps of gold
Be servants of the shining splendor,
And crush the bosom, poor and old,
That lives by mercies pure and tender;

But still the soul with saints enrolled
Will keep its charity surviving,
And have its humble glory told
In tales of giving and forgiving.

O, helping hands and Christian hearts,
Twin parents of the race’s gladness,
God speed the time when your sweet arts
Shall banish every sign of sadness!

When mournful cries, when pain’s wild darts,
Shall cease to curse the days of living,
And Heaven’s love to man imparts
The joys of giving and forgiving.

2. Do not be ashamed

       by Wendell Berry

You will be walking some night
in the comfortable dark of your yard
and suddenly a great light will shine

round about you, and behind you
will be a wall you never saw before.
It will be clear to you suddenly
that you were about to escape,

and that you are guilty: you misread
the complex instructions, you are not
a member, you lost your card
or never had one. And you will know

that they have been there all along,
their eyes on your letters and books,
their hands in your pockets,
their ears wired to your bed.

Though you have done nothing shameful,
they will want you to be ashamed.
They will want you to kneel and weep
and say you should have been like them.

And once you say you are ashamed,
reading the page, they hold out to you,
then such light as you have made
in your history will leave you.

They will no longer need to pursue you.
You will pursue them, begging forgiveness.
They will not forgive you.
There is no power against them.

It is only candor that is aloof from them,
only an inward clarity, unashamed,
that they cannot reach. Be ready.
When their light has picked you out

and their questions are asked, say to them:
“I am not ashamed.” A sure horizon
will come around you. The heron will begin
his evening flight from the hilltop.

3. Forgiveness Is

       by Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal

Forgiveness is great quality
Not all people are blessed with by almighty
Only few people really practice
They stick up to their demise

The love cannot be won over by hate
You may get revenge but very late
The desired result will be not worth
That shall trouble you till death
It is nice to feel other’s woe
Your heart and mind should always go
For entire humanity and think
How to work toward that direction and bring?

Today only good wish is needed
Commodity is traded
But noble work is asking no return
Only God may help in return
Such kind of people do exist
They not only perform but insist
With their words and action
They do not worry for any reaction

4. Forgiveness

       by George William Russell

AT dusk the window panes grew grey;
The wet world vanished in the gloom;
The dim and silver end of day
Scarce glimmered through the little room.

And all my sins were told; I said
Such things to her who knew not sin—
The sharp ache throbbing in my head,
The fever running high within.

I touched with pain her purity;
Sin’s darker sense I could not bring:
My soul was black as night to me;
To her I was a wounded thing.

I needed love no words could say;
She drew me softly nigh her chair,
My head upon her knees to lay,
With cool hands that caressed my hair.

She sat with hands as if to bless,
And looked with grave, ethereal eyes;
Ensouled by ancient Quietness,
A gentle priestess of the Wise.

5. Accepting – The – Wrong-Doing

       by Dr. Antony Theodore

Forgiveness
Is accepting
what happened
as it happened.

Forgiveness can
mean that you let go.

Forgiveness can
mean you love
from a distance.

Forgiveness can
mean, you step
into your present
rather than
remaining in the past.

6. What – Forgiveness – Is – Not

       by Dr. Antony Theodore

Let us think of
what forgiveness is not.

Forgiveness
does not mean you
become best friends
with the person
who wronged you?

Forgiveness is not
saying what
happened
was acceptable.

Forgiveness is not
saying you accept
the person who
wronged you.

7. Forgiveness by God

       by Dr. Antony Theodore

Forgiveness
We need to be
forgiven by God
in order to be saved.

Jesus’ blood is
the only way for
this to happen.

We must humble
ourselves and
forgive others
in order to
receive forgiveness.
Will you accept
God’s forgiveness?

Try to understand
forgiveness.

8. Forgive Others

       by Catherine Pulsifer

Even though you may be mad
Even though you feel sad
And you may be hurt
Feelings of being thrown dirt.

But you hurt yourself more
When you don’t forgive and close the door
Let it go, don’t despair
Forgive others and clear the air.

Be the first to forgive others
We are all truly brothers.
Forgiveness lightens your load
Always take the high road.

9. The Art of Forgiveness

       by Wilferd Peterson

The art of forgiveness begins when you forgive someone.

It is having a humble spirit and being done with pride and self-pity.
It is taking a step toward the practice of forgiveness. Hate is death, forgiveness is life.

Forgiveness works the miracle of change.
When Lincoln was asked why he did not destroy his enemies he replied: “If I make my enemies my friends, don’t I then destroy them?”
When you forgive you change others and you change yourself? You change discord to harmony.

Forgiveness should span the years.
You should first forgive yourself for the wrongs you’ve done to yourself and others, for the mistakes you’ve made.
Then you should forgive and bless all those who have wronged you during your lifetime.

Thus, you release others and you release yourself. You break the chains of regret and remorse that bind you.
You free your mind from the burdens of the past so you may walk victoriously into the future.

Forgiveness works two ways.
You must forgive to be forgiven.
“He who cannot forgive others,” wrote Edward Herbert, “breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass; for every man has the need to be forgiven.”

Forgiveness should become a habit.
When the Master was asked how often we should forgive, he answered:
“Until seventy time seven.” He who forgives to infinity will never hate.

Forgiveness should start now.
Putting off forgiving only deepens the wound. Clinging to bitterness postpones happiness.
Life is short, time is fleeting. Today is the day to forgive.

Forgiveness is the way to personal peace.
It is performing mental surgery on yourself, probing deep within to remove hurts, grudges, and resentments.
It is forgetting wrongs as though they had never been. It is flooding your mind with the powerful medicine of forgiveness that cleanses and heals.
It is discovering a serenity you’ve never known before.

Love Forgiveness Poems

Here are some love forgiveness poems for you. Most psychologists advocate that we muster true compassion for people who have harmed us rather than letting our anger toward them to eat away at us.

These poems about love and forgiveness can help you forgive your loved ones and become a better person.

1. Dark August

       by Derek Walcott

So much rain, so much life like the swollen sky
of this black August. My sister, the sun,
broods in her yellow room and won’t come out.

Everything goes to hell; the mountains fume
like a kettle, rivers overrun; still,
she will not rise and turn off the rain.

She is in her room, fondling old things,
my poems, turning her album. Even if thunder falls
like a crash of plates from the sky,

she does not come out.
Don’t you know I love you but am hopeless?
at fixing the rain? But I am learning slowly

to love the dark days, the steaming hills,
the air with gossiping mosquitoes,
and to sip the medicine of bitterness,

so that when you emerge, my sister,
parting the beads of the rain,
with your forehead of flowers and eyes of forgiveness,

all with not be as it was, but it will be true
(You see they will not let me love
as I want), because, my sister, then

I would have learnt to love black days like bright ones,
The black rain, the white hills, when once
I loved only my happiness and you.

2. The Lover Asks Forgiveness Because of His Many Moods

       by William Butler Yeats

If this importunate heart trouble your peace
With words lighter than air,
Or hopes that in mere hoping flicker and cease;
Crumple the rose in your hair;

And cover your lips with odorous twilight and say,
‘O Hearts of wind-blown flame!
O Winds, older than changing of night and day,
That murmuring and longing came

From marble cities loud with tabors of old
In dove-grey faery lands;
From battle-banners, fold upon purple fold,
Queens wrought with glimmering hands;

That saw young Niamh hover with love-lorn face
Above the wandering tide;
And lingered in the hidden desolate place
Where the last Phoenix died,

And wrapped the flames above his holy head;
And still murmur and long:
O piteous Hearts, changing till change be dead
In a tumultuous song’:

And cover the pale blossoms of your breast
With your dim heavy hair,
And trouble with a sigh for all things longing for rest
The odorous twilight there.

3. Loving and Forgiving

       by Charles Swain

Oh, loving and forgiving—
Ye angel-words of earth,
Years were not worth the living
If ye too had not birth!

Oh, loving and forbearing—
How sweet your mission here;
The grief that ye are sharing
Hath blessings in its tear.

Oh, stern and unforgiving
Ye evil words of life,
That mock the means of living
With never-ending strife.

Oh, harsh and unrepenting—
How would ye meet the grave,
If Heaven, as unrelenting,
Forbore not, nor forgave!

Oh, loving and forgiving—
Sweet sisters of the soul,
In whose celestial living
The passions find control!

Still breathe your influence o’er us
Whene’er by passion crost.
And, angel-like, restore us
The paradise we lost.

4. When Forgiveness can’t Be Forgiven

       by Amitava Sur

Love is a virtue,
Based on forgiveness and peace.

But once –
True love is established between two,

Then parting or leaving
Cannot be agreed in any case.

The depth of love
Can never forgive the parting in between.

On peace and forgiveness,
Love’s plinth may be built upon.

But once the cocoon is formed with love
Forgiveness never exists.
The attachment between two true lovers
Is so strong and concrete,

They don’t agree with any parting
Though mortality does exist.

Thus, selfless love becomes so selfish
Once true love is formed between the two.

True lovers’ love never exhausts
neither forgets nor forgives.

5. The Raven

       by Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December;
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; —vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore—
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore—
Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating
“’Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door—
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; —
This it is and nothing more.”

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
“Sir,” said I, “or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you”—here I opened wide the door; —
Darkness there and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, “Lenore?”
This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, “Lenore!”—
Merely this and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
“Surely,” said I, “surely that is something at my window lattice;
Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore—
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; —
’Tis the wind and nothing more!”

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In their stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door—
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door—
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
“Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,” I said, “art sure no craven,
Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore—
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!”
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

Much I marveled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning—little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door—
Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as “Nevermore.”

But the Raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing farther then he uttered—not a feather then he fluttered—
Till I scarcely more than muttered “Other friends have flown before—
On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before.”
Then the bird said “Nevermore.”

Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
“Doubtless,” said I, “what it utters is its only stock and store
Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore—
Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
Of ‘Never—nevermore’.”

But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door;
Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore—
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking “Nevermore.”

This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom’s core;
This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion’s velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o’er,
But whose velvet-violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o’er,
She shall press, ah, nevermore!

Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
“Wretch,” I cried, “thy God hath lent thee—by these angels he hath sent thee
Respite—respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore;
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!”
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

“Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil! —prophet still, if bird or devil! —
Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted—
On this home by Horror haunted—tell me truly, I implore—
Is there—is there balm in Gilead? —tell me—tell me, I implore!”
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

“Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil! —prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that Heaven that bends above us—by that God we both adore—
Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore—
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore.”
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

“Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!” I shrieked, upstarting—
“Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken! —quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!”
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted—nevermore!

Sorry Forgiveness Poems

After you have forgiven the other person, your connection with that individual may even improve. Communication is essential.

The forgiveness sorry poems on this website might assist you in coming up with objective words of forgiveness that will allow both of you to go ahead. So make a good use of these poems asking for forgiveness.

1. Sorry

       by R. S. Thomas

Dear parents,
I forgive you my life,
Begotten in a drab town,
The intention was good;

Passing the street now,
I see still the remains of sunlight.
It was not the bone buckled;
You gave me enough food
To renew myself.

It was the mind’s weight
Kept me bent, as I grew tall.
It was not your fault.
What should have gone on,

Arrow aimed from a tried bow
At a tried target, has turned back,
Wounding itself
With questions you had not asked.

2. I’m Sorry for Hurting You

       by Casey

I’m sorry for hurting you, like the way I do
I’m sorry for the hurtful things I always say to you
We know the fight will never last
but still the amount they do
I’d like to say I’m sorry for everything I put you through.

It kills me when we fight, and it scares me too
I always make you cry and it kills me when you do
As I write this now, I know this much is true
I love you with all my heart and will always be with you.

3. I’m sorry if I let you down

       by John Berryhill

After a time when my life was a mess
If not for my friends my family would be one less
Not much seemed stable it was hard to find solid ground
So, I would like to thank all my friends for always being around

My friends all know I’ve been through a lot
But I only survived it by of the support that I got
It must have been hard Always seeing me frown
For that I am sorry If I let you down

In all friendships There has to at least be two
But I was so lost in my grief That I forgot about you
We all go through our own and we differently grieve
But our love gets us through it this I truly believe

My I love you’s are special and this I know you will get
Because if I say it to you, I know you will feel it.
My love for my friends Is always and forever
And that is what Keeps true friends together

4. Sometimes Sorry Is Not Good Enough

       by Lillie Williams

Maybe I hurt you and
Caused you to cry
I know the pain went deep
And this I won’t deny
I know I am to blame for
All your sleepless nights
The things that I said
I know it wasn’t right

I never meant you any sorrow
And I never meant
To make you cry
I am the cause of your pain
I accept all the blame
I called you cheap words
And a lot of other stuff
Sometimes saying I’m sorry
Just isn’t good enough

Somehow, I felt what you
Felt deep inside
So much hurt and pain
Like a reflection in your eyes
Every breath you took
Filled with deceit and sorrow
Maybe your forgiveness
Will come on tomorrow

I can’t expect you to push

This all away
Maybe another time,
Another hour in the day
If I could take the words back
That caused you to cry
I would do it in a heart beat
And you know it’s not a lie

Nothing I can say right now
Will keep your heart still
I’m sorry, I apologize for
The way I made you feel
Even a broken heart is
One that’s hard to mend

This will follow me
Until the very end
In your eyes I am the enemy
And you have to do what you must
But sometimes saying I’m sorry
Just isn’t good enough

5. I’m Sorry

       by Duke Nguyen

I’m sorry for everything you’ve been through
It must’ve been very hard on you
I’m sorry for all that’s been said and done
I was the moon, you were the sun

I’m sorry for not making everything right
But the situation I was in, was very tight
I’m sorry for not lending you a hand
If only I could be a better friend

I’m sorry if it seemed like I didn’t care
Lucky for you, your special- someone was there
I’m sorry for breaking your heart
For forgiveness, where do I start?

6. These Drops of Sweet Sorry

       by Cory Jones

If you listen….
Just a little closer
And if you would stay….
Just a moment longer

You might be able to hear
These drops of regret
Fall into the bucket
And you might be able to see

These drops of sweet “sorry”
Filling up the bottle

I told myself this is
No fault of my own
And blamed it on your fear
Of being alone

But if I bring you….
Just a little closer
And if I could hold you….
Just a moment longer

I might be able to take back
Those drops of regret
And empty that bucket
And I might be able to soak up
Those drops of sweet “sorry”
And break open that bottle

We made this fairy tale
Into a very short story
You deserved a much better ending
And for this….
I’m very very sorry.

7. I am sorry

       by Wanji Bunji

Sorry for irritating all,
Sorry for disappointing all.
I did not think of doing all this,
I did not mean to do all this

I tried my best,
I did my best.
But I failed,
But I was unsuccessful.

What I did in the end was the only way,
What I did in the end was the only solution.
I had no other choice,
I had no other alternative.

My mind was full of thoughts,
My mind was confused.
I hope all will forgive me,
I hope all will forget what I have done.

Can my actions really be forgiven?
Can my actions really be forgotten?
I am remorseful,
I am sorry.

8. Sorry that I hurt you so much in life

       by Anonymous

Sorry that I hurt you much
Sorry, that I caused the pain
There is a feeling so mutual this side
Look I am also crying in vain

Life is small and you should know
That moments are lived only once in life
Please forgive me for all that I do
Forgive me with a clear heart inside

I promise this will not ever happen again
I promise that it will not cause the same
Sorry that I hurt you much
I am asking forgiveness again!

9. I’m Sorry

       by Gabor Timis

I’m sorry, really sorry to see you cry,
Please let me dab your eyes to dry.
I made a bad mistake; I know that now
I want to apologize, if you would allow.

My darling, forgive me, I beg of you
I am a weak human, but I can be better
All I care about in this life is you
Please let me show you I still care, my dear.

I will never hurt you again, that is sure
My love for you is strong and pure
I know you care for me too
So, forgive this errant soul …
And make me, once again, whole.

10. I’m Sorry

       by Casey Lee Watson

Words I say don’t always come out right,
and they always seem to start a fight.

I know what I say can hurt you,
and believe me, I don’t mean to.

The last thing I want to see is you sad
because I can’t control myself when I get mad.

I know all you want from me is my best,
but right now, I need time to rest.

Everything is happening so fast.
How long will it all last?

Everything is falling apart.
It’s ripping my heart.

I have so much anger built up; I have to get it out,
and all I want to do is scream and shout.

I take it out on you,
even though I don’t mean to.

I’m sorry for causing you more stress.
I know even you need time to rest.

Healing and Forgiveness Poems

Let us now go through some poems about forgiveness and healing. Forgiveness may be a difficult and time-consuming process. There is, nevertheless, overwhelming evidence that it is a required emotional trip.

People who can forgive report greater mental health, reduced blood pressure, and less problems sleeping, in addition to perceiving a benefit in their relationships. Read these poems about forgiveness and moving on to inspire yourself to forgive others.

1. Forgive

       by Lillian E. Curtis

Forgive! nor number the times two, nor yet eleven.
Forgive! forgive even seventy times seven;
Too much! Oh, too much, do I hear you say,
As in prayer you bow the reverent head?

Then every harsh thought, oh, cast away,
“Seventy times seven” the Saviour said.
And mildly he looked down from Heaven,
And sayeth forgive, nor malice nor envy keep,

Forgive as you hope to be forgiven.
And how sweet will be your sleep!
We owe a debt which increases as long as we live,
As we would be forgiven, so let us forgive.

2. Things Do Happen

       by Anonymous

Things do happen with the flow of hour,
In minutes two people can go far,
I did not mean to hurt you in any way,
I did not mean to misbehave that day,

But, whatever happened,
Please forget about it,
Coz, I now ask you to forgive me,
I hope you will do it soon!

3. Forgiveness Is Divine

       by Edward Kofi Louis

We are all sinners on this earth;
So, let us forgive each other and live in peace.

Forgiveness is divine!
So, forgive one another and live in peace.

Forgive your enemies and try very hard to forget their past mistakes!
Yes, life must go on;
With the muse of peace and love.

4. Forgive and Forget

       by Charles Swain

Forgive and forget! why the world would be lonely,
The garden a wilderness left to deform,
If the flowers but remembered the chilling winds only,
And the fields gave no verdure for fear of the storm!

Oh! still in thy loveliness emblem the flower,
Give the fragrance of feeling to sweeten life’s way;
And prolong not again the brief cloud of an hour,
With tears that but darken the rest of the day!

Forgive and forget! there’s no breast so unfeeling
But some gentle thoughts of affection there live;
And the best of us all require something concealing,
Some heart that with smiles can forget and forgive!

Then away with the cloud from those beautiful eyes
That brow was no home for such frowns to have met:
Oh! how could our spirits e’er hope for the skies,
If Heaven refused to forgive and forget.

5. Parable of Faith

       by Louise Gluck

Now, in twilight, on the palace steps
the king asks forgiveness of his lady.
He is not
duplicitous; he has tried to be
true to the moment; is there another way of being
true to the self?

The lady
hides her face, somewhat
assisted by the shadows.
She weeps
for her past; when one has a secret life,
One’s tears are never explained.

Yet gladly would the king bear
the grief of his lady: his
is the generous heart,
in pain as in joy.

Do you know
What does forgiveness mean? it means
the world has sinned, the world
must be pardoned.

6. A Lesson of Life

       by Ahmad Shiddiqi

Sins to reach clouds of sky
sins nearly as great as earth
sins as many as foams of ocean

were you then to pray to God?
were you then to come to God?
were you then to ask forgiveness?

ascribing no partner to God
so long as you call upon God
ask of mercy and forgive to God

God would bring you forgiveness
God shall forgive you for what you have done
God is the Most Merciful and Fullest of Forgiveness.  

7. Forgiveness Is Healing

       by Dhiren Doley

One day
when the emotional sun was struggling
to come out of the envious clouds
and tears flooding my fragile desires,
my mom called on me.

While I was in agony and tears
unstoppably shivering inside;
mom laid her hand on my shoulder,
knowing all my pain, longing, loneliness

loss, brokenness and hopelessness
She asked me “What do you think? “
“Revenge”
She stopped, eyes closed, silent
all of her softness and gentleness

manifested on her face, she told
“Love above all is only the way
one can live
a life of fullness
revenge only hurts, not heal.”

My mother of childhood returned
who always used to tell me?
Jesus forgave beyond pain
and loved beyond all agonies

and only the death proved
He lives forever.
Quite a long time now,
Mo mom’s voice resonates:

Anger doesn’t need effort
Hatred doesn’t need education
Revenge doesn’t need wisdom
Such a healing, beauty of forgiving
Heaven in hand, peace of mind!  

8. Under One Small Star

       by Wislawa Symborska

My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I’m mistaken, after all.
Please, don’t be angry, happiness, that I take you as my due.
May my dead be patient with the way my memories fade.

My apologies to time for all the world I overlook each second.
My apologies to past loves for thinking that the latest is the first.
Forgive me, open wounds, for pricking my finger.
I apologize for my record of minutes to those who cry from
the depths.

I apologize to those who wait in railway stations for being asleep
today at five a.m.
Pardon me, hounded hope, for laughing from time to time.
Pardon me, deserts, that I don’t rush to you bearing a spoonful
of water.

And you, falcon, unchanging year after year, always in the
same cage,
your gaze always fixed on the same point in space,
forgive me, even if it turns out you were stuffed.
My apologies to the felled tree for the table’s four legs.

My apologies to great questions for small answers.
Truth, please don’t pay me much attention.
Dignity, please be magnanimous.
Bear with me, O mystery of existence, as I pluck the occasional
thread from your train.

Soul, don’t take offense that I’ve only got you now and then.
My apologies to everything that I can’t be everywhere at once.
My apologies to everyone that I can’t be each woman and
each man.

I know I won’t be justified as long as I live,
since I myself stand in my own way.
Don’t bear me ill will, speech, that I borrow weighty words,
then labor heavily so that they may seem light. 

Forgiveness Poems for Him

Allow these forgiveness poems for him to remind you of the necessity of forgiving the person who has mistreated you, not just for his sake, but also for your own.

In most circumstances, refusing to forgive oneself does more harm than good. Let these poems about forgiveness and letting go encourage you to forgive.

1. Things were wrong

       by Anonymous

Things were wrong I know,
I don’t have meanings to show,
But life plays another game,
Where there is just blame,

I am sorry from my heart,
Can’t really stay apart,
So please forgive me!

2. What I want you to know

       by Anonymous

What I wanted to tell you and what I could not do
That was something that made me so sad
That day my mood was very bad
I yelled and I know it’s my fault

Things just went all out of the vault
Forgive me as one mistake you can
I genuinely want to tell you sorry without any pretend
Forgive me is all I want to tell you

For you only give me a hint or clue
How will I ever be able to live without you
So sorry for yelling at you,
And I hope that you forgive me through!

3. Forgive me

       by Anonymous

Since you are the best
I know you’ll forgive me
Because you are so perfect
I’m sure you won’t be angry

Since you are the most kind
You’ll understand what I say
I know that you will not
Ignore what I have to convey

It’s because you’re so precious
I apologize with all my heart
Let me begin a new day
With a fresh new start

4. Love and Forgiveness

       by Khairul Ahsan

Love once lost, is lost forever.
Once it goes, it comes back never.
It leaves back yearnings deep in the heart,
Released as sighs when it quietly falls apart.

Poetry is an abode, for the yearnings to remain,
Forever, the thought of lost love causes immense pain.
What causes the failure, we fail to perceive?
Our egotist minds do not allow us to forgive.

And what causes the pain, is a puzzle we cannot fix,
The desire to love, or to be loved, or both in a mix.
The moon too has its blemishes we hardly remember,
The spirit of forgiveness gives love much of its splendor.

5. Forgiveness

       by Sandra Osborne

It is always
What I would like to think
That I would do first.
…It’s not of course.

It’s after anger,
It’s after fear,
It’s after the hate,
That draws me nearby.
It’s a wearing out,
It’s a draining away,
It’s waiting it out,
Day after day.

So go ask God
For his forgiveness,
He is so much quicker
Than I.
Or ask me again
Much more later,
After I’ve had
A lot more liquor.

Forgiveness Poems for Her

Let’s look at some forgiveness poems for her now. Forgiveness will pave the way for chances for rehabilitation. You may not have the same sort of connection after your dispute as you did before, but you may try to make up by finding the perfect words to say to her.

If your wife has mistreated you or done anything wrong, attempt to forgive her. These forgiveness poems for wife can assist you in doing so.

1. Please Forgive Me

       by Alon Calinao Dy

I’ve said hurtful things to you,
Even though I love you,
I know I make you sad,
Now I feel very bad.

There are times,
I ask myself the questions of ‘why’,
Why I make you cry?
Why we have so many fights?

I know you, darling,
No amount of pleading,
Is going to change your mind again,
But I’m sorry for causing you pain.

Please, forgive me for what I’ve done,
It’s too hard for me without you,
Because you know how much I love you,
I’m really sorry, my love.

I hope you would listen to me,
Please, give me another chance,
You are my world and my life,
So please forgive me, my love.

2. Forgive My Mistakes

       by Anna Liz Williams

I know I’ve made mistakes
So why should I even try
For when you look at me
All you see is that I lie

I’m sorry for the things I said
For giving you false truth in your head
I know that I’ve caused pain
that I drive you insane

Though you may not see what’s inside of me
You should know it’s deader than the Dead Sea
You may think that I don’t care
For all I give is just a stare

But what you don’t know
Is that the love I have for you is what glows?
So, I promise to try hard and to be true to you
So that our happiness will not be through

All I ask is one thing to see
Can you find it in your heart to forgive me?
For there is one thing I know is true
I do Love You

3. Forgive Me

       by Taleah

I’ve never been so broken
that it hurts intensely when I breathe
I sit and cry an ocean
not knowing what to think.

I feel as though I’ve let you down
and your love for me will fade
and I can’t help but feel horrible
for mistakes that I have made.

Just know how truly bad I feel
for making you feel so vile
I wish I could take it all away
but it takes a little while

Saying the words, I’m sorry
just don’t seem like enough
but we’ll get past this together
like we do when times are tough.

I feel like you deserve better
I hate what I put you through
but if you give me the chance
I promise I’ll make it up to you.

4. One Last Chance

       by Jacob Greenberg

I’m sorry you can’t trust me
And won’t ever let me in.
I’m sorry you don’t believe in me
And that I could not win.

I’m sorry for not being perfect
And for not being able to break your fears.
I’m sorry for messing up
And causing all your tears.

I’m sorry I can’t fix it
And make you want to stay.
I’m sorry I wasn’t good enough
And now I have to pay.

I’m sorry I ever doubted it
And made you second guess.
I’m sorry I was so stupid.
You haven’t seen my best.

5. My Last Apology

       by Manraj

I am sorry that I hurt you; you were my best friend.
I still can’t believe that our friendship faced a tragic end.

I owe you an apology, and I guess this is the right time
I am a criminal; hurting you was my crime.

I never wanted to let you down, never wanted to see you frown.
It’s been a month I’ve been having this feeling and I am so down.

It wasn’t my intentions to make you sad.
It’s that all the things I did for you went bad.

Now you hate me; that was very hard to accept.
I am feeling burdened, like I have a debt.

Let’s be honest, one month went like a whole year.
I wish I could put life in reverse gear.


Punish me, forgive me, that is what I need.
I just want to undo my wrong deed.

I can’t sing; I can’t dance.
All I need is another chance.

I just want you to know that I still care,
And I want to make everything clear and fair.

Please forgive me; that is all what I can say.
I don’t want to live like this; it’s becoming harder day by day.

6. Heart & Forgiveness

       by Ellias Anderson Jr.

These days we won’t listen to our hearts
some think that love is dead
I say love is silent, love is always in our hearts
love will shout when it’s necessary, when we needed to be one part

heart is not made for hating…
heart is made for forgiveness, for love, for our friends and our goals
heart is mad for every good thing. Not for hurt.

Heart is the house of God.

7. Forgiveness

       by Dipankar Sadhukhan

I forgave you so many years ago.
I forgot your offence that day
When you made my colorful dreams pale
By crushing my soft mind
And breaking my tender heart.

But can you forget me for a single moment?
Once you made me dream
To build a colorful world with you.
Don’t the happy moments knock at the door

Of your mind even for a second?

I forgave you my dear
When the colorful dreams fell
From the branches of my mind and heart.
But have you forgotten me even for a moment?
Are you truly happy today my dear?

8. Forgiveness

       by Akara K.

I didn’t know what to do.
When you just showed up
And said you were sorry
I was shocked
I didn’t think
That I would ever see you again
At least not under those conditions.

So, I ran
Back inside and slammed the door

Because I was afraid to forgive you
And I was confused.
And now I’m the one
Who is saying sorry?

Forgiveness Poems for Yourself

You must first forgive yourself for the wrongdoings you have committed against yourself. Then you should forgive and forgive everyone who has offended you in your life.

Going through the poems about forgiving yourself is one technique to encourage yourself to do so. Here are some of those poems about self forgiveness.

1. Reward

       by David V. Bush

What if your plans have fallen through?
And you have lost the fight?
Work on the while, look up and smile –
The day comes after night!

What if the one you thought you loved
Has torn your heart in two?
A dearer friend that heart shall mend;
Love yet will come to you!

What if someone whom you have helped
Proves faithless in the end?
Your greater heart will bear the smart,
And sweet forgiveness lends!

Suppose ingratitude has struck
With serpent’s deadly guile?
Don’t stoop to vow with vengeful brow,
But pause, forgive and smile!

2. Forgive Me

       by Anonymous

If I should die tonight.
Even hearts estranged would turn once more to me.
Recalling other days remorsefully;
The eyes that chill me with averted glance.
Would look upon me as of yore, perchance,
And soften in the old familiar way,
For who would war with dumb unconscious clay?

So, I might rest, of all forgiven tonight.
O friends! I pray to-night
Keep not your kisses for my dead, cold brow;
The way is lonely, let me feel them now;
Think gently of me; I am travel-worn;
My faltering feet are pierced with many a thorn;
Forgive! O hearts estranged, forgive I plead!
When dreamless rest is mine, I shall not need
The tenderness for which I long tonight.

3. The Time to Forgive and Forget

       by S. E. Gordon

Forgive and forget! ‘Tis a maxim worth heeding,
Recall the harsh judgment so hasty and stern;
Not one of us all but is certainly needing
Some friendly forbearance and grace in return.

Unkindness and malice are weeds that grow thickly,
But patience and love may transform them to flowers;
Remember our journey is over too quickly
To waste on ill-feeling a tithe of its hours.

Forgive and forget! Let the bitter thought perish,
Life does not lack sorrow more weighty, more real;
And in the sharp sting of resentment, why cherish
The thorn that must rankle where pardon might heal?

Forgive and forget! For we know not how often
‘Twill spare us the pang of an endless regret.
Don’t wait for the future your anger to soften,
Oh, now is the time to forgive and forget.

4. Forgiveness

O God, forgive the years and years
Of worldly pride and hopes and fears;
Forgive, and blot them from thy book,
The sins on which I mourn to look.

Forgive the lack of service done
For thee, thro’ life, from life begun;
Forgive the vain desires to be
All else but that desired by thee.

Forgive the love of human praise,
The first false step in crooked ways,
The choice of evil and the night,
The heart close shut against the light.

Forgive the love that could endure
No cost to bless the sad and poor;
Forgive, and give me grace to see
The life laid down in love for me.

5. Never Take Hate Outside

       by Anthony Scandrick

When you’re hurt inside,
And there’s nowhere to hide,
And there’s no one on your side,
And it’s killing your pride,
Inside,
Never take hate outside,

When your heart is chocking,
The heavy words never spoken,
The things that hurt you inside,
When love has died,
Inside,
Never take hate outside,

When your heart is gone,
From being alone,
And it beats a solemn tone,

When you’re cold inside,
It’s only a short ride,
Never take hate outside

6. If someone speaks ill of You

       by Swami Sivananda

If someone speaks ill of You
If anyone speaks ill of you,
Praise him always.
If anyone injures you,
Serve him nicely.

If anyone persecutes you,
Help him in all possible ways.
You will attain immense strength.
You will control anger and pride.
You will enjoy peace, poise and serenity.
You will become divine.

7. Despaired Forgiveness

       by Nashy Lamen

Enraged eyes of fire and doom,
To no extent I’ve made a sin,
To no forgiveness I broke their trust,
And I know I must regain… I must.

I have deceived and I am cursed,
I’ve tried no tries; I’ve made it worse,
My guilt has drowned me in my lies,
And now my damaged conscience cries.
So here I sit in silence, blind,
There’s no solution I can find,
I am trapped in broken glass,
As time and chances pass by fast.

I’m so sorry, so nonsense I know,
Useless, I see,
Cause I’ve done much wrong,
So tragically.
I don’t know what to do anymore,
Without you, I’m wept of my shore,
Without you guys, I’m an empty hole,
Endless, sorrows and regrets to roll.

I’ve said things that I did not intend,
Can you still try to comprehend?
Or there’s no use in my beseech,
There’s none to beg, there’s none to teach.

I’ve done my wrong, my pang of guilt,
I’ve sunken down, ensconced in filth,
To no forgiveness I broke their trust,
And I know I must regain… I must.

And now I must regain, I must.

8. Forgiveness

       by John Thorkild Ellison

Lucky the man who never judges
Another, or bears any grudges!
Sometimes it’s so hard to forgive –
I guess it’s a question of ‘live and let live’.

When someone has wronged you or hurt your pride
And hatred is eating you up inside,
Try to forgive and release the pain,
Don’t take those walks down memory lane,
Don’t be a victim again and again.
Anger can really drive you mad

And scorn and contempt are just as bad,
Better just to forget and let it go,
Let the spirit say Yes, though the flesh says No.

Final Thoughts on Forgiveness Poems

These forgiveness poems can help you let go of the hatred that is consuming you. Giving up grudges and resentment can pave the road for happiness, health, and tranquilly.

Forgiveness can lead to improved cardiovascular health, happier relations, less tension and animosity, and more self-esteem. We sometimes inadvertently or purposely cause harm to our loved ones.

Sharing these poems about forgiveness with them might help to mend the harm. Reading these poems about love and forgiveness will help them comprehend your actions and sentiments, as well as warm their hearts.

Although it is not easy to overlook and forgive in the heat of the moment, it takes empathy and courage to let go of what transpired and offer a second opportunity.

Nothing melts someone’s heart more than a genuine and heartfelt apology. Choose one of these heartfelt forgiveness poems and send it to the one you hurt. However, allow them some time to catch up with you.

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