Sunday, September 04, 2005

“If only I can forgive
Myself
From here onwards
I will soar
Skies within me”


A contemplating soul
Wondering all over the sky
Yet the first place to begin the search
Lies within ourselves
Letting the stream to pass by
In its coolness touch to remind us
There is no other place but inside of us
Where we can allow forgiveness to ourselves

Copyright 2005 nasra al adawi
Thank you Paul for your touching article ~Forgiveness: Self-Forgiveness~

20 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

Thanks, Nasra.

Here in the US there probably won't be much happening on blogs until Tuesday. It's "Labor Day weekend" - most people don't work Monday. The weather's usually nice this time of year, as it is today - not too hot or cold. Most people visit their families, maybe have a barbeque (eat outside) - just relax.

I can't leave the house, too frail, so that's why I'm still on the computer...

Do you write your poems in your native language then translate them to English, or first write in English?

9:10 AM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

I write stright in English..Do you feel my poems are translated??

11:38 AM  
Blogger Liquidplastic said...

Beautiful said Nasra ... now I will go and read Paul's post because forgiving ourselves is a must to everyday survival.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Samudraa said...

forgiving self.........that helping us soar..a serene thot expressed so well :)

12:31 AM  
Blogger Marcus Harris said...

I swear, Nasra, you have such a wonderful way with words, and you marry them to your concepts so beautifully! Loved this post. Keep the good stuff coming . . . this is some of the best poetry I've read in quite awhile, and I'm truly enjoying it!

4:14 PM  
Blogger sirbarrett said...

Yes, that is a nice thought: to soar within ourselves, and why shouldn't we? You'll only have yourself to blame for not forgiving yourself, and it's easier if you forgive yourself for that too, right off the bat. I think we should start building from where we're strongest, then hold ourselves up from there. Beating ourselves up is like trying to build a house out of sand. You'll know your power best when you use it to help yourself rather than resisting yourself. I hope you'll make peace with yourself. You're helping me do the same.

8:18 PM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

Liquidplastic:
I share with you that forgivness is very important..yet how to forgive its always a hard bit to do

Samudraa
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and glad you likd it


Marcus Harris
You re so sweet, Im sure you can match the potry as you are a good poet

sirbarrett
your words we are soothing to me..I hope so too the I would be loving to my self anf forgive . I guss this is the first step of this road

5:54 AM  
Blogger . : A : . said...

Very true. Forgiveness starts within one's self.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Nasra: thanks for visiting my blog. Your gift of poetry is much appreciated. I'm delighted to be introduced to this blog, which I'll visit frequently from now on.

8:10 AM  
Blogger feminine expressions said...

so true, there is no forgiveness except there can be our own within. congrats to you, nasra, to be able to write poetry in a second language. you are beautiful...

8:32 AM  
Blogger gulnaz said...

excellent nasra!
forgiveness is hard but neccessary and if you cant forgiveyourself u dont know how to forgive othes

10:43 AM  
Blogger Lorena said...

it is true, that the only thing that stops us from excelling to our highest potential is ourselves and what we tell ourselves, the limitations we impose on ourselves all based on past experiences which have taught us to harbor fear. i admire those that are unstoppable. forgiveness is important. beautiful poem to communicate this message!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Amie said...

so true. self examination of oneself. yes forgiving oneself, but one must admit first the one's sin.

9:54 PM  
Blogger timeintotime said...

I agree with gulnaz above, and have come to realise that forgiving oneself is often much harder than forgiving others.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

To forgive ones self is the hardest thing, beautiful poem

11:10 AM  
Blogger Jyotsna said...

Forgiveness is after all the pathway and door to love..it is a lovely piece that you have penned here.Your blog makes for a wonderful read:)

4:13 AM  
Blogger Dan Husain said...

Well said Nasra! Congratulations for your collection.

Cheers

Dan

10:51 AM  
Blogger G said...

Thanks for that, and for the link.

:-)

G

6:03 AM  
Anonymous SilverMoon said...

It's frustrating and counter-productive, but so many of us, myself definitely included, place too high expectations on ourselves. For me, that is often wrapped into needing to forgive myself: to be patient, caring, understanding, and as empathetic as I try to be with others. I am often far too harsh on myself.

I shall read Paul's link. He comments regularly on one of my favorite blogs, one of the very first I discovered that hold so much humanism. That blog is writtn by my net friend "Second Hand" known as "SH" at:www.My FreeThoughts.com

6:20 AM  
Blogger ABRAXAS said...

Very touching poem,nasra!

But forgiving oneself is just so difficult to do, especially if we don't know why should we forgive it, or what "sin" we have committed to ourselves.

2:52 PM  

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