Wednesday, June 26, 2013

God's Mercy--By A. Michele Leslie--United States

God's Mercy

Forgiven is a word made up
of rivers and of rushes.
No noise, no harsh
alarms, demands like swords
beneath its marshes.
Her face is calm, her smile molds
a flock of sweet-songed thrushes.
In joy replete
upon the rush hour street,
forgiven holds its victim still
and makes her peace complete.

A. Michele Leslie is a poet and playwright who lives in Minneapolis with her husband, David, and two cats.


  1. I love this posting - giving me a new way to look at forgiveness. Very nice reading...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  2. Beautifully written - leaving one with a feeling there will be a tomorrow...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  3. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    "Thank you for your wonderful poem. Deeply inspiring words"...God bless you!

  4. Beautiful expression... forgivness is very important part of our existence... if we can't forgive... the Lord will not forgive us. God bless