It’s that time of the year,
When you let bygones be and forgive.
But before I seek forgiveness from all,
I’ve to learn to myself forgive.
I have to master the art of forgiveness,
Before I grandiosely plan to forgive others.
So embarking on self-discovery is necessary,
Before I point fingers at others.
I forgive myself for being an ignoramus
But pretending otherwise.
And for tilting at imaginary windmills,
When I should have been wise.
I forgive myself for judging everyone,
For jumping to quick conclusions,
For at times playing the blame game,
And meaningless discussions.
I forgive myself for thinking I am always right,
As well as for trying to make others accept my point of view.
I also seek forgiveness for judging self too harshly
And for often biting more than I can chew.
I forgive myself for being stingy with compliments,
And for trespasses committed unknowingly,
For being tartly condescending,
Of those who are different from me.
I forgive myself for being at times
Arrogant, vain, smug and dismissive
As well as for occasional bouts of gluttony,
For being lazy and sometimes overtly submissive.
And as I enumerate all the reasons,
I should forgive myself for follies of mine,
I realise forgiving others is easy
To forgive self one has to be divine.
So, I leave the task of forgiving me
To all the people I know,
But since it’s Christmas time
I forgive all friends and foes.