Not Unforgiven

The Meeting the Bar prompt at dVerse Poets Pub today is brought to us by De Jackson who wants us to write using the poetic device of enjambment (which is when thought doesn’t end at the end of a line of poetry but spills over onto the next line). Lately I’ve been writing more form poetry, but I’ve been known to write a fair amount of free verse using enjambment. So I decided to take on De’s challenge to write using hyphenated words for this short poem on forgiveness.

Not Unforgiven

Feeling un-
forgiven is what I am

I will be-
loved for all eternity

Love is with-
held only by the wicked

You are whole-
some of what I need

God is all-
knowing my heart’s desire

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


23 Responses

  1. I like your clever line breaks too which brings a double meaning of the words that you chose, Linda. I hope that you will find the peace that you are searching for.

  2. Thank you, Linda, for this reminder that we are loved and forgiven! I need to hear that today too. Somehow I had gotten unsubscribed to your blog . ..gonna fix that now! God bless!

    • So good to have you visit. I miss visiting your blog every day. I seem to be less consistent with my blogging and blog reading than I used to be. But I think of you often. I’m about to publish my second poetry book, and you were my original inspiration to write poetry. Peace, Linda

  3. Your hyphens lead us to the next line and don’t let the words really separate — so it is safer than other enjambments. I get safe. My hope is that we all find “wholesome” , “giving”, “forgiving” and “knowing” love here and now, and don’t despair thinking in only awaits us after we are dead.

      • I totally understand. Things going on with my husband’s health and last Monday had to have my cat put to sleep. I took the week away from the writing, although I did write a haibun for my boy. Sometimes life is hard but at least we have an excellent Shoulder to lean upon.

  4. Very deeply meaningful! Your line breaks meant something. I especially like the last stanza. Indeed He knows all (and does forgive).

    • This was my favorite, also. Such an original thought, and line break.
      Really, each of these line breaks brings its own meaning to the short line, and then to the longer line below it, as well as the word brought together, combined. This is a beautiful piece, by the way. So much truth here.

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