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Looking Back In Time
I didn't start blogging yesterday. & I certainly didn't start writing yesterday. So, I went digging for evidence of where my mind was around this time in another blogosphere. I found something, not this exact date, but close enough in month and day, though it was actually posted 2 years ago. Finding it gave me pause. 2 years ago. & it's still relevant. I'm not sure how long it's going to take to get over this, to find healing in a form I can claim as complete. In talking to 2 friends, a girlfriend last night, and another friend a few weeks ago, I realize that the effects of this incident still cause me pain and too many of my decisions about other people are informed by it. This concept, this notion, has come up on more than one occasion in here, cuz I guess I'm still seeking it. The search continues. It was more raw on this day. Luckily, I've scabbed over some from this date in time...but it still hurts to the touch.
Forgiveness is a godlike quality
The ability to look beyond human flaws
To see only the essence of purity that was our origin
& so here I am worshiping at my own altar
Getting next to the goddess in me
Being tested in forgiveness & compassion
I haven't gotten my papers yet
My halo is still a little tarnished
1 wing is a little bent
But that's what you were sent here for
To straighten me out
Take me back to my god-like essence
Forgiveness is the lesson I must master at present
But I lose focus without reminders
My task, I believe is
Forgive you for being a boy, masquerading as a man
Forgive you for wielding your penis like a sword
Forgive you for your lack of education-somewhere you missed the definition of "no"
Forgive you for possessing the spirit of the 1 who molested you
Forgive you for sullying the entity of friendship
Forgive you for your deaf ears
Forgive you for your callous heart
Forgive you for your selfishness
Forgive your for your ego
Forgive you for embarrassing the women in your family in this manner
Forgive you for changing how I see myself
Forgive you for getting me high off anger
Forgive you for being so insecure
Forgive you for infecting my mind w/the sewage I throw up whenever I think of this-you-& me now
Forgive you for choking me with distrust
(c) 2008 alt
The old folks say "he never gives you more than you can handle."
I say my cup runneth over with bullshit & I just want a fuckin break. I'm growing, I promise, but this crash course in becoming a goddess is kickin my ass.
I've put a great deal of distance between me & this moment. I won't stand still.
Watch me move.