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The Hidden Sin

What is sin? It is something that is buried within.  Oh no! it is the
hidden sin, it comes back to haunt you again and again.  Sometimes it
is near, sometimes it is far, also it can be a hidden war that lurks in our
inner-beings to haunt us again and again.

We love today and hate tommorrow, what is this hidden sorrow?  It is the
thing that comes back to haunt us again and again.  It makes you happy, it
makes you sad, it loves to make you feel real bad. So what is this hidden sin?
The thing that come back again and again,

Sometimes you are good, sometimes you are bad, it gives you pain you never had.
What is this hidden sin? The joy and pain that is hidden within, "This is the hidden

Copyright © Shirley Long

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  1. Date: 2/26/2012 11:21:00 AM
    The title caught me, and had me thinking the original meaning of the word "sin" as we use it is an archers term from greek meaning "Off the mark." This piece, however, is right on target. - Chuck

  1. Date: 2/8/2012 7:47:00 AM
    True and I love it!

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 3:45:00 PM
    Shirley, I enjoyed your poem. Im sure many can feel this. Great job...Jon