Forgiveness Within the Web



Forgiveness Within The Web


Remember those

who forgave 


and know that

your own act 

of forgiveness 


make you 


This is the heroism

of losing

personal ego,


of you

remembering not to allow

the web 

to thrum 

with your own 

vibrating enmity.


Linda Imbler


Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at  When not writing, Linda is an avid reader, classical guitar player, and a practitioner of both Yoga and Tai Chi.  In, addition, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars.  She lives in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A.  She enjoys her 200-gallon saltwater reef tank wherein resides her 21 year old yellow tang.  Linda’s published paperback poetry collections include Big Questions, Little Sleep,  Big Questions, Little Sleep: Second Edition, Lost and Found, Red Is The Sunrise, and Bus Lights, Travel Sights: Nashville and Back. She has four e-books published by Soma Publishing;  The Sea’s Secret Song, Pairings, which is a hybrid ebook of short fiction and poetry, That Fifth Element, and Per Quindecim. Linda has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has five Best Of The Net nominations.  


  1. i very much like this poem but its deeper meaning escapes me. especially since the world wide web is not known for forgiveness but I leave room for the possible.

    1. Thank you, Julius, for reading my work and commenting. I do believe it’s possible if one was raised to believe that we do and say and write the right thing even if we don’t know that others are watching, listening, reading.. Naivate? Perhaps, but if we are going to imagine a world, why not make it a nice one?

  2. Incredible response to the response. I rather enjoy your thinking and the world has little chance at peace if we shun those who first starting dreaming it a better place.

    1. Thank you, Helen, for reading and responding.

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