Friday, April 11, 2008

forgiveness

Forgiveness (Jim Witter/Bobby Tomberlin)

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Little Mickey Johnson was my very best friend

In first grade we swore we'd stay that way to the end

But in seventh grade somebody stole my bike

I asked Mickey if he knew who did it, and he lied

Cause it was him...

And when I found out it hit me like a ton of bricks

And I can still see that look on his face when I said

"I never want to talk to you again"

Sometimes we lose our way
We don't say things we should say
We hold on to stubborn pride
When we should put it all aside
To waste the time we're given seems so senseless
And one little word shouldn't be so hard...
Forgiveness...

A little card arrived on my wedding day

"Best wishes from an old friend" was all it had to say

No return address, no, not even a name

But the messy way that it was written gave it away

It was him...

And I just had to laugh as the past came flooding through my mind

I should have picked up that phone right then and there

But I just didn't make the time...

Sometimes we lose our way
We don't say things we should say
We hold on to stubborn pride
When we should put it all aside
To waste the time we're given seems so senseless
And one little word shouldn't be so hard...
Forgiveness...

Sunday morning paper arrived on my step

First thing I read filled my heart with regret

I saw a name I hadn't seen in a while

Said he was was survived by a wife and a child

And it was him;

Oh, I found out tears just fell like rain

And I realized that I missed my chance

To ever talk to him again

Sometimes we lose our way
We don't say things we should say
We hold on to stubborn pride
When we should put it all aside
To waste the time we're given seems so senseless
And one little word shouldn't be so hard...
Forgiveness...

Little Mickey Johnson was my very best friend

2 comments:

Leola said...

A very good message. Thank you.
Southshoreartist

zJayne said...

Forgiving is ever so powerful. Sometimes we think we've forgiven but we still harbor resentments... but alas, grace happens.

This was a very touching and meaningful post and I am glad to have read it.

z~