That Forgiving
Thomas Merton Brightman

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Children c
annot...
See parent
As a total person

Much
Too
Dependent, angry, wounded

Yet to glimpse
That
Truth

First experience parenthood
Endure life ordeals
Glean one's own limitations

Thus wiser
Peer beyond
Assessments absolute

Come to call
Roles
As they are

View
The Whole
As it is

Come to smile
At the 'just-now' visible
Juvenescent judgments

At last to be of
'Self' -- 'Parent' -- 'Child'
That forgiving...