Our Pact by Gloria D. Gonsalves

June 30, 2016 | By | 4 Replies More

In the name of our ancestors,

ourselves and future generations

I will meet you half way.

Your aggression will be erased

from my heart and mind

to free our souls and spirits.

Take, this day, my hand

and promise to absolve

what my forefathers and I did

to you and your kin.

Surrender not

into brutal deliberations

for the sake of our peoples’ peace.

Intend forgiveness today

as I seek it with introspection.

Accept this as our pact

and the beginning of our healing.

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Category: Germany, Poetry, Tanzania, War, When Women Waken Literary Journal

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  1. Kim Werfel says:

    Oh Gloria, this really speaks to me, as I’m learning how to extend forgiveness to my past relatives going forward.
    I’m currently reading “Forgiveness” by Iyanla Vanzant and Ho’oponopono by Ulrich E. Dupree- The Hawaiian forgiveness ritual as the key to your life’s fulfillment.
    Lovely words. Thank you.

  2. Gloria says:

    Thank you, Kim, for taking the time to read. Forgiveness can be intended, yet it seems hard to attain. It can only begin with ourselves before extending to others. With unwavering intention, we will get there. May his blessings be.

  3. Mali Warshofsky says:

    How fitting in the crazy times we are living. How many lives might be spared if forgiveness replaced hate? A lesson for everyone to consider. So well articulated. If only….

  4. Gloria says:

    Indeed Mali, if only…yet we have to keep hoping.

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