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Remember My Mercy

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Remember My Mercy

It’s all out there and in here too.
The pain, confusion, and anxiety.
What is a person to do,
who lags in the virtue of piety.

It must be given to One 
much more powerful than I,
And so I have done,
But not quite, so that’s a lie…

I take back what I have given,
And suffer it all over again,
Though I’ve been forgiven,
Such is the haunting of sin.

How could I have ever done these things; 
Is what the too proud conscience sings.


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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 8:30:00 PM
    Robert, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 3:59:00 AM
    Robert, this is a great sonnet, stopping by to say good night~PD

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 6:18:00 PM
    I sing this sad song with you Robert; when one retires there's so much time to think and remember. How are you dear friend? Hope you both are ok.

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 9:50:00 AM
    powerful write, robert.. i like!.. :) huggs!

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 8:00:00 AM
    Robert well said..David