sometimes you need penance

Take Me

I said sex was the enemy.
You said it was more a priest
To whom we confess
Our wants and our sorrows.
Mother Mary, take me....

I said forgive me,
For I have spoken evil.
My deliberate evil, for which
There is no exoneration.
My dearest friend, take me....

I said I would leave,
Never to return to this place,
With its grey sky-wall and mountains.
I packed a book bag in the dark.
Oh, world, take me. Take me....

Poetry by halfjack
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Written on 2012-03-08 at 21:19

Tags Sorrow  Forgiveness  Penance 

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Peter Humphreys The PoetBay support member heart!
Sometimes we need to do penance, sometimes just forgiveness, sometimes just the space to grow and learn. I really liked this poem. Peter

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