Saturday, November 13, 2010

The sin of omission

We may be active and busy throughout our life. But if we are too busy to do certain things we miss life itself. When we turn back to look at our past life these things would haunt us and give us regrets. So don't commit the sin of omission as Margaret E.Sangster explained in this beautiful poetry...


The sin of omission

It isn't the thing you do, dear,
It's the thing you leave undone
That gives you a bit of heart ache
At setting of the sun.
The tender word forgotten
The letter you did not write,
The flowers you did not send, dear
Are your haunting ghosts at night.
The stone you might have lifted
Out of a brother's way;
The bit of heartsome counsel
You were hurried too much to say;
The loving touch of the hand, dear,
The gentle, winning tone
Which you had no time nor thought for
With troubles enough of your own.

- Margaret E.Sangster

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