Penance

Penance

A Poem by Abraxasbird
"

Tense bonds

"

Perhaps then
my words were crude
and my gestures rude


Perhaps my compassion,
my affection, contused


As apologetic as I was
the world was raised
between us


With my shoulders broad,
and head held high


So mysterious I was then
so convoluted my intention
must have seemed
no matter my sweetness
at that moment
I knew my kiss meant nothing


I yielded to you
and you miserly convicted me
albeit, I refused my tongue


My damage had been done,
and yours was still to come,
still, the millstone was gone.


So, I present my chest
unprotected
for you to welt blue
and perforate
with multiple stab wounds,


you do what you must


for you to come undone.


© 2010 Abraxasbird



Author's Note

Abraxasbird
Art: Penance by Sykoslocos

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Added on May 14, 2010
Last Updated on May 18, 2010
Tags: empathy, epiphany, forgiveness, redemption, remorse, responsibility, Revenge, Sorrow, spite, tardiness

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Abraxasbird
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Canoga Park, CA



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