Forgive Me

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
May/June 2000

By Zoe Paschkis, Illustrated by the author

Forgive Me kneeling guy

Something so strong,
Not the sharpest knife could spear,
Not the heaviest club could knock out,
Not the strongest python could strangle,
But with one word I detached our friendship.
Now I must ask forgiveness.

Deep as the ocean,
Meaningful as a smile,
I must ask forgiveness.
I must stitch together the wide rip,
With words so powerful,
Lions will bow down.

Forgive Me Zoe Paschkis

Zoe Paschkis, 12
Newton, Massachusetts

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