“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act,
it is a constant attitude.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Our circle of friends
must be ever expanding
like a bouquet of balloons
a kaleidoscope of visions
views and voices tied
together with appreciation
acceptance and the common goal
of peace

So that we all rise together

My friends at Charles House and I wrote this poem after we read some peace poetry, like At the Un-National Monument along the Canadian Border by William Stafford and Outwitted by Edwin Markham.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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22 Responses to “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

  1. AMEN Bartholomew! 🙏🏼

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  2. Beautiful thoughts.

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  3. jai says:

    Lovely sentiments, Bartholomew….unfortunately, I’m an introvert. 😉

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  4. JeanMarie says:

    eloquent and lovely

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  5. Aaeedah says:

    Loved the alliterations here! So effortlessly done. Beautiful message too. 😊

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  6. berniebell1955 says:

    It’s A GOOD THING…..if you can manage it…..


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  7. Cassa Bassa says:

    This is a great one, set the mission/vision of community.

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  8. rothpoetry says:

    A wonderful statement of faith in humanity!

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