I be rid
favorite comfort foods
that seemingly dull the pain
of doubt, fear, anger and malice
associated with offensive
behavior by those who say they love me?
and God's grace;
fear and hurt healed,
I won't take offense.
It is the greater sin!
Forgive as I'm forgiven,
seventy times seven; God's word!
Unforgiveness only adds insult
to injury, more anger and greater pain.
Charlene McCutcheon is a 73 year old, wife, mother of seven, grandmother of thirty and great-grandmother of 14. She has just discovered her voice through poetry within the last few years. Her former ways of expression have been through the media of arts and crafts. Her desire to share herself with others for their benefit has been the motivating factor in all her endeavors. She loves life, work, play and most of all people.