Poem: Forgiveness is a Kind of Innocence (tanka in 7 variations)


(For Spencer)

Spirit as student
Meandering everywhere
Our lives are branches
Roots and rivers traveling
Unprecedented chapters.

New paths are off-shoots
The road less travelled explored
Surprise gems and bones.
Why were we abandoned here?
Where are our true origins?

Will it all make sense?
When the story is over
Will God cry for us?
Will we then understand why
It’s all about evolving?

I’ll see you again
If true love is a real thing
like karma-freed twins
Forgiveness is reunion
Forgiveness is innocence.

Namaste, Spencer
I think aeons could pass by
But you would remain
With the same intensity
You’re everlasting—-like hope.

Plus double-Aquarius
Real life “Burning Man”
Scooby Dooby Doo! You were:
goofy, campy, brilliance.

Laughter magician
“There can be only one”, you.
You magnetized bliss.
Godspeed til we meet again
God be with you, my true friend.


    1. Hi Joni, thank you my friend for your warmth. My site is going bonkers, I’m lucky to have found your comment but it went to my spam folder. I decided to use my real name maybe that messed things up? I’ve been ok, life is strange still but oh well. I hope you’ve been well and many blessings are coming your way too. Your heart is so beautiful my friend. Hugs and prayers to you too. 💖🙏🤗🌸

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      1. I am glad you are getting a lot of exposure. I think much of your work is educational and you are a gifted poet too. I thought of you the other day when I was using a very expensive exfoliate on my husband as it was a gift from my daughter. I can’t and don’t spend that kind of money on myself. It was a sweet gift. While I was using it on my husband he had a fit because he read on the label, “Tested on Asian women.”
        I was shocked as was my
        Husband. Is this a common practice? Prayers to you my dear friend, I am sending you so much love, hugs and blessings. Love ya ❤️🤗Joni

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      2. Hi Joni, thank you. I get a lot from writing and I’m grateful for the community here, especially friends like you make my day better :).

        Yikes, I haven’t heard of that before, tested on Asian women? So specific! I wonder if it was a wrong translation, I hope so! It’s awful but causes uncomfortable laughter 🥺! You’re awesome for noticing and caring about it. Life is getting stranger for sure. Hugs to you😘💖🤗🌷

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      3. It made me sad and my husband and I were both furious. Anyway I love and miss hearing from you my friend. Stay safe and I hope work is going well. Sending you so much love, and hugs dear friend. 🤗❤️🥰🎈Joni

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      4. You both have kind hearts. Thank you for caring about injustice. I love hearing from you too. Work ugh, don’t get me started! ;). Stay safe and love to you, Joni💖🤗❣️

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