August 17, 2020


we think of forgetting as a curse

a lost name

a misplaced reason

an ununderstood glance

all telling us we've failed


in some basic human function


but ...


what if it isn't ...


what if forgetfulness isn't just a curse


after all


would a curse kindly relieve us

the pain of a love lost

the confusion of a misplaced why

the anguish of an overlooked look

gift us the ability to go on


being human beings


what if


God takes from us our remembery

of all but the glorious golden bits

that we may remember our frailty

our incessant need of Him

and show us our unreliable strength

that we may rely on His


A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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