Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Poem of apology

Poem of apology                 

To everyone in this lifetime
whose path I’ve crossed –

I ask forgiveness: 
I have lacked humility.

Not my only sin, of course,
but perhaps the most pernicious,

the root of all others,
for it has kept me

from loving you
the way you should be loved,

the way I dream about,
the way my Lord advocates,

the way that would draw us all
nearer to our divine inheritance.

Take this poem as a timorous,
though heartfelt opportunity

for me to seek your forgiveness,
unable ever to ask you face to face.

O child of God, the one reduced to true humility
is no longer there to be forgiven. 

drawing by Rich Panico



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