What Comes After Forgiving
What comes after forgiving is not
so easily said, and even harder to do.
It is a renewed willingness to give
freely after you say, "I forgive you."
Now "But" is the unsaid word,
the word which is seldom found.
"I just can't forget" is the thought,
the grudge that is dragged around.
Yet I, as well as you, know
that "can't" can never be.
Your "can't" is simply an excuse
for you not to forgive me.