Poetry Corner: “Do you think you can escape your anger and forgive?”

Do you think you can escape your anger and forgive?

Back again with anger!
I have said you might be skilled enough to escape anger with self-compassion
and I think we can all do this

But if some act has been done by THEM against you
can you forgive?

The secular Buddhists
and the mindfulness gurus seem to opine everything is forgivable
as this is the way we open up and connect with humanity

However as one wise mindfulness sage once said to me
you are only human if in some cases you can’t forgive
so best to just not let them occupy your emotional real estate
but cautioned your anger and hatred kept contained and bottled up
gives THEM some added satisfaction over the havoc
THEY inflicted upon you
do you want to give THEM that satisfaction?
could it be that forgiveness is your huge win against THEM ?

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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