Unforgiven


That I could walk in peace, though past sins grieved,

Or look upon the morning sun with relative ease.

My path is writ in time sharpened stones, and

I cannot find my way back home; indeed found

Lost amidst the bitter fog of yesterday’s deeds.

I cried out loud, will forgiveness descend, or strike

Me now my bitter end, and none did hear but the

poet’s caw; portend my shame and final fall.

Oh, that I could rewind and once again live as though

Merciful God would kindly give; but He would not,

And time is waning. My downward spiral is near complete

And draws now deep and final sleep. I shall not waken to

Tomorrow’s light, I cannot make what’s wrong now right.

And so my words, as sure they must

Eulogize me as they would the falling dust.

2 thoughts on “Unforgiven

  1. shreejacob

    Wow..it’s like this call to make sure that we think before we do anything bad. I still have believe that if we really are sorry, there is forgiveness though.

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    1. You are probably right…there may be forgiveness. If there is, for me, I haven’t found it yet. I have a good life, but always, over my shoulder, are events within my life reminding me that I’ve fucked this one up.

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