Guilt - A poem by Shirley Petrandis

Guilt - A poem by Shirley Petrandis

A Poem by Shirley Petrandis

I wrote this back in 2006 for all those who have a conscience and have said or done things they know were not right.




A little voice inside your head,
One of which, you simply dread.
Can eat away your very soul,
Should you ignore, will take its toll.

Some drink to make it go away,
While others turn to God and pray.
Soon to find it does no good,
To rid yourself of all you should.

Remorse, regret, angst and dread,
Are just some of the thoughts that fill your head.
Not to mention, how often lead to depression,
Forcing you to many a counseling session.

Guilt show its face when you do wrong,
Then stays with you your whole life long,
That is, unless you own the deed,
And forgive yourself, thus you are freed.



© 2008 Shirley Petrandis

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register


[send message][befriend] Subscribe
Love an inner message, great thoughts as to why,

Posted 14 Years Ago

Real talk here. I like how you broke this down so simply. A lot of people will relate to this whether or not they are poetry lovers. Kudos

Posted 14 Years Ago

Well done! I couldn't have done it better if I tried myself! Hope to read more!

Posted 14 Years Ago

The flow of this piece is what really kept me going from start to finish...the meter and the tone are quite nice. What you speak of is poignant, clever and true, as we all have that "little voice" that we sometimes wish we could turn off or drown out. Well done.

Posted 14 Years Ago

I enjoyed reading it; it is a very interesting poem. Knowing that the only way you can be free, is to forgive yourself.

You are the one that lives with the pain of what you have done. Until you forgive yourself you'll always be damned.

Raven Malak

Posted 14 Years Ago

Very interesting poem dealing with guilt
and innocense, very well written and philosophically
Thank you !

---- Eagle Cruagh

Posted 14 Years Ago

Great one!

Posted 14 Years Ago

What a well expressed thought. it is also quite lyrical. I enjoyed reading it and it did give me pause for thought. Great work! Margaret

Posted 14 Years Ago

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


8 Reviews
Added on August 13, 2008
Last Updated on August 18, 2008


Shirley Petrandis
Shirley Petrandis

Miami, FL

Hi, this is my alter ego page, replica of my SJ Sinister account, as SJ Sinister is also my pen name. I began writing at the age of 5, when I started piano lessons and creating my own songs. Reading .. more..