Below is the poem entitled Penance which was written by poet
Stinson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Give your pain to me,
I'll take it with great pleasure.
Let it build so all can see
That torment's become my treasure
Once it's gone, you'll be reborn,
While I'll be cast down as a sinner.
I'll be a product of hate and scorn,
And my body will grow thinner.
Shove it all upon my heart,
Agony will crush it quickly.
Abandon me to play my part;
A leper, vile and sickly.
With this revival, you've become a hero,
But now I'm Rome, and you are Nero.