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“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”

—Lewis B. Smedes (1921-2002)
author, ethicist, theologian


Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

11 thoughts on “Forgiveness

  1. LOVE this quote! Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting, nor does it mean allowing them to repeat the behavior. 💞 💞 💞


    1. I agree. But I’ve heard that holding on to that pain hurts no one except yourself. It’s like drinking poison and expecting it to kill another person. Just a different way of looking at it, Audrey.


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