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What you will not forgive in others

a mirror for what you cannot forgive

in yourself.

Hold the mirror before your face

cracked, distorted by times

of perceived failure, harsh voices

look

and look some more

until you see the darkness of yourself. Then step through,

step through the reflection to the other

the other side where

you are him

you are her

you are they

you are no different.

In the mirror two eyes plead for

grace.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2017

This poem is inspired by the amazingly loving Debbie. Her blog Forgiving Connects offers opportunities to reflect on forgiveness and learn from the experiences of others. Thank you Debbie. Forgiving Fridays on Forgiving Connects

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