I am resentful sometimes, though I try not to be

But what I resent is not you or what you have doneResentment

It’s what you have done has done to me

Let go, let go. . . famous last words. . .for sure

Though some let go of things that should be secure

And leave behind warmth that could always be

Good advice for some and bad for fools who have none

Think once, think twice, think thrice indeed

Shannon Henry
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4 thoughts on “Resentment

  • July 23, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    People are always saying to let go of resentment and move on, but that is often easier said than done. Well expressed as always Shannon. So glad to see you writing here.

    • July 23, 2017 at 11:16 AM

      Thanks, John. This piece here is actually the second stanza of a three or four stanza poem. However, I was sifting through some work while trying to get organized. I came across the poem and decided that I actually like the second stanza better as a stand alone poem. Imagine that. LOL. I constantly edit myself even years later. Some things I still like years down the road and other things not so much. But this one stuck out to me and seemed to say what it needed to say all by itself. So I shared it here.

  • July 23, 2017 at 10:45 AM

    Resentment is a plague for many, I’ve had my share of it the last 18 years over my divorce, War of Roses and my children tainted and made prejudiced against their father. So resentment took a toll on me, but life moves on, people do as well. It’s sad what the past can do to some peoples present. For many it’s hard to forgive and forget, it eats at our souls. But when forgiveness finally does come through, wow, it sure heals a heart. Mine is now healed. These words from you sure shone through for me. “But what I resent is not you or what you have done, It’s what you have done has done to me.” well expressed. It reverberated in me.

    • July 23, 2017 at 11:14 AM

      Thank you, Vincent. That’s quite sad when divorce becomes a means for one or both parents to put the kids in an impossible situation like that. They deserve to make up their own minds about their parents separate from whatever happened between them.


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