Begin Again

Let us cast aside the hurts
   That rankle in the heart,
Let’s try to mend old quarrels
   And make another start,
Forgiving the old grudges
   And bitter words once said,
Decide to fill our life with love
   And happiness instead.

Harbouring resentment will
   Destroy our peace of mind,
We find our views distorted,
   Unloving and unkind.
Forgiveness is the gentle balm
   That comes like fresh Spring rain,
Blessing all within its reach
   When we begin again.

Kathleen Gillum

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