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I Forgive Myself (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)


I
forgive
myself

For the abuse that was and was not my fault that I held onto

I
forgive
myself

For the all the opportunities to better myself that I didn’t take

I
forgive
myself

For trying to kill my soul alone instead of expressing it with my community

I
forgive
myself

For keeping my faith in God to myself when I shoulda been shouting it

I
forgive
myself

Because I could never love myself nor anyone else if I didn’t forgive myself

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