When the Sun Rises on Tomorrow (poem)

This week Debbie from Forgiving Connects writes about trust, specifically trusting in yourself, believing that you’re doing the best you can and finding peace for your actions or decisions.

We can all react, or overreact, in the heat of the moment.  We say things we don’t mean, take our frustrations out on other people.  Apologising to those we hurt is often easier than forgiving ourselves.  We may carry a mountain of self-blame and criticism on our shoulders and ruminate endlessly on what we should have said, or what we should have done. 

How things could be different.

But where does this take us?  Is worrying about what we cannot change helpful?

In forgiving others we find peace.

In forgiving ourselves we find peace.


When the Sun Rises on Tomorrow

words that cannot be unspoken
ricochet around memories
firing off regrets
and recriminations
who takes the blame
how will we change
when the sun rises on tomorrow
when peace is a mere concept
a vision or mirage
a loaded gun
aiming at ourselves
when the sun rises on tomorrow
do we want to remember
to justify
words that hurt
actions that cannot be undone
does it matter
when the sun rises on tomorrow
does any of it matter
the past is behind us
existing in our memories
when the sun rises on tomorrow
and every day after
find peace
and when the sun rises on tomorrow
appreciate a chance
to begin again

copyright © 2018 Karen Horsley

Thank you Debbie for your post which prompted me in writing this.


6 comments on “When the Sun Rises on Tomorrow (poem)”
  1. Oh Karen, this is an incredible poem. I appreciate the depth of caring, kindness, and willingness to forgive you write here — especially to ourselves! I love what you wrote about beginning again. ❤ Thank you for contributing this for #ForgivingFridays. To me, it's valuable for all my readers to see!!

    I'm doing a forgiveness podcast in a few weeks. The interviewer gave me some questions to prepare and asked if I had suggestions. And I mentioned how Self-forgiveness is the key to the work I do, or forgiving ourselves for placing a judgment to begin with …. going beyond "right" and "wrong". What a compassionate way to live.

    Bless you Karen. Will share this Friday for the Int'l Day of Peace. Perfect poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      Thank you for your kind words Debbie, I’m honoured to share my words with your followers xx

      Liked by 1 person

  2. calmkate says:

    Lovely poem and wise words to forgive ourselves … we need to for our own healing!

    Liked by 1 person

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