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The Difference between Sinner and Saint

Terrell Martin Avatar Terrell Martin - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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The Difference between Sinner and Saint

The difference between sinner and saint lies
somewhere between the difference between
Earth and sky.  I don’t know why
It’s so difficult to distinguish between the two 
when there’s so many shades of baby blue 
and all one has to do is breathe free  
clean air while standing on the ground looking 
up at all that oxygen floating ‘round
originating in flowers, plants and trees
everyone can see that
even while our feet are planted 
solidly on good dirt it doesn’t hurt to 
let your mind wander awhile while
your heart pumps all that sweet red blood through 
your vitriolic veins carrying all those molecules sucked in 
so we don’t faint which is why it’s so difficult 
to separate earth from sky and
sinner from saint.

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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 8:15:00 AM
    Too deep

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 8:36:00 PM
    What to do terry if one is both sinner and saint? On any given day I can be either and find it a real test to walk the straight and narrow so I guess many of us fit into those wise last lines you wrote. You haven't lost the magic! Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 3:13:00 PM
    mixed man

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/4/2013 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading & commenting. Your thoughts are very much appreciated. All the best, Terry
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 2:56:00 PM
    Fine the line twixt sinner and saint // that which is and that which ain't // earth and skies a melded screen // good and bad wedged in-between. I like, Terry. Very much. Licia :)

    hendricks Avatar delysia hendricks
    Date: 4/5/2013 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Terry. I'll convey your appreciation to the party concerned. By the by, you owe me a smile, remember?
    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/4/2013 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    An interesting and thought provoking little rhyme you've penned there Delysia. If it's yours - you should expand on it in a longer piece of poetry. Thanks for stopping by and o by the way...LOVELY photo ma dear!
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 11:00:00 AM
    o, truths and lies are both the same mechanisms for our game and false and true are too alike to entertain us through this hike and likewise good and bad are planned to stroll together hand in hand as is our wont to disagree and find the morbid depths of glee for what we'd do of erstwhile talk debating god and ape and stork and furthermore our poetry may yet be swinging in a tree i can see why Delysia rates you so highly, TM. you've got the rhythm, great stuff! regards, eph.

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/4/2013 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for stopping by and being the 1st to read and comment Ephraim. And welcome to PSoup! It's nice to see new faces from time to time. Cheers, Terry