December 19, 2018

By Libby Powell


For many days this hurt has grown,

My conscience weighs with guilt that’s known

To self alone; a sense of right

Bestows itself upon my plight.


My right to comfort stands no more;

I forfeit it to stop this war,

To kneel before my enemy

In sorrow and humility.


I risk the cost, for my cause is just,

And in her mercy I blindly trust;

For this, I must forsake my pride

That selfishness might be denied.


As I confess my shameful deeds,

I bow my head as sorrow feeds

A soul that leads my repentant heart

To ask for a fresh start.


She watches as the silver tears

Begin to overflow, and she nears

To calm my fears with a warm embrace,

Forgiving me with humbling grace.


In this moment, love has won,

Becalming anger, hurt undone;

For in the Son, forgiveness lies,

Compassion hate and strife defies.


Libby is a follower of Jesus who is a book lover and a learning writer. Her passion is music and reaching the nations, including her own, with the gospel of Christ. She is a lover of tea who enjoys giving hugs and tries to help people when they are hurt. Her one goal is for God to be glorified in every area of her life. She can’t wait until the day He returns to establish His kingdom, and she eagerly does her best to live for Him.


  1. Hedges

    <3 <3 This is beautiful.

    • Libby

      Thank you <3

  2. Isabelle

    Oh. My. Goodness. This was so beautiful! It really touched my heart, as I have recently been through this situation. Thank you!

    • Libby

      Isabelle, I’m so honored that you were touched by this. Honestly, this poem came from my own experience during the past year. I was inspired by the intense struggle it took for me to humble myself before God and her, but most of all by the gracious forgiveness she offered to me. It just…was definitely not of this world.
      So thank you – if my poetry touched you, your comment touched me even more. <3

  3. Katherine Baker

    This is beautiful. What a touching and lovely way to describe repentance and forgiveness. Made me smile.

    • Libby

      Thanks Katherine – so glad it made you smile πŸ™‚
      It makes me tear up through the smiles.

  4. Emily

    This is so inspiring. πŸ™‚ Lovely job!

    • Libby

      Thank you very much, Emily. πŸ™‚
      And (may I add), your name is my favorite name in the world. So beautiful! <3

  5. Dakota

    Libby, thank you so much for sharing. I love it. Keep it up!

    • Libby

      Thank you, Dakota. πŸ™‚ That means a ton to me.

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