by Clem J Collier, Taree NSW

Reconciliation; what's it mean to me?
Forgiving and forgetting; will set our spirits free.

Perpetuation of the pain; caused oh so long ago;
Is really self-defeating; just like another blow.

Have empathy and show regret; for bad deeds that were done;
Let's contemplate "eternity"; then we can live as one!

Thank you Clem for sending me your poem! Find out what reconciliation is about and how you can get involved.

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