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A Harvest of Sins

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A Harvest of Sins

Weary and sluggish with apathy and 
disinterest, I nervously reflect and 
languish.

My thoughts--thick and heavy like 
molasses--churn and swirl in and out of my 
head and spill against the background of 
dead silence of my apartment living room.

They are in constant motion, while I sit in 
the living room mute and gagged and bound
with the world-weariness of a lifetime and 
stare blankly into empty space by looking 
inward.

Even the furnishings around me defer to 
my sullen mood. Not saying a word and 
bowing their heads, they hold their tongues 
and keep their thoughts to themselves out 
of respect and deference for my silent and 
solemn doldrums. 

The TV, 
otherwise always on and hyper-gregarious, 
for once regards my sullenness and apathy 
with its own.

I sit thus—
alone, 
but in the sympathetic company of my 
furniture and belongings. 

They whisper to me of a time when I was 
sinful and wanton and remind me of the 
need for redemption.

I remember, and take heed by repenting.

By doing so, I have avoided reaping and 
gathering 

a harvest of sins.



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  1. Date: 8/27/2012 11:00:00 AM

    wonderful,loved every line,free from sin,your words fly freely with you,great write Ngoc

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 3:43:00 PM

    Interesting work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 11:26:00 PM

    A very descriptive write. Your collective words place any reader into a vicarious experience.

  1. Date: 8/17/2012 8:56:00 AM

    I can picture this in my mind. A graywash world, the colors dim to reflect your sullen mood. I both understand and enjoyed this.

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    Date: 8/17/2012 10:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Jay, I appreciate your empathy and thoughtfulness and enjoyment.