Forgiving Faults

For this week’s Forgiving Fridays. Note: Basil is symbolic of hatred, a fact that I learned from this DVerse post.

I yearn to show more love,

But sometimes when I try

The feelings are flavored with basil —


Maybe, what I find myself hating

Is something I dislike within myself,

And forgiveness of this fault

Is the path to greater love

For both of us.




8 thoughts on “Forgiving Faults

  1. So beautiful and insightful, I love this poem! I appreciate your openness to forgive, and willingness to forgive yourself for the thing you’re judging in someone else. Very wise! And perhaps a next immediate step could be forgiving yourself for placing the judgment (rather than for the thing). Try it out and see how it works!

    I am honored to share this for #ForgivingFridays. You have SUCH creative contributions. Blessings to you, have a blessed weekend. ~Debbie

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  2. Jenna, you have struck at the heart of my soul with this poem. I could not have said it better. Your words are a reflection of who I am and point me in the direction that I need to go. Thank you. (P.S. I must share this!) 🙂

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