forgiveness

incredulous and uncertain
she berates herself
oh far too willingly
too eagerly condemns herself
for faults that reside not
in her but which form
outside her control
she is capable of so much
talented beyond words
and might never know
how blessed we all are
to share this life with her
but i will strive to ensure
that she learns this vital truth
of how wonderful she is
my beautiful nighean ruadh

Laya at Westminster Abbey