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i want this feeling of loneliness
to leave me alone
the sermon is done
and guilt has engulfed my soul
maybe it's because i ain't keeping the sabbath

mr.preacher tell me
why can't i just live a double life?
that's the only way i can survive

i need weedsmoke
so i can wake up in the middle of the night and pray.

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 4:06:00 AM
    good poem here Emmanuel. O think guilt plagues all . I think we all try and live a double life too ..or we try not to. . _Robert

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 2:50:00 PM
    oh, my goodness, this is clever. I always felt a bit guilty listening in church too. I'm not bad, just not good enough, and that is enough guilt right there. haha. Loved that last line. hahaha