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My Confession

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My Confession

cool shadows linger, dark and grim 
unseen creeks and tender winds softly caress 
until the grass is damp with dew 
we have no need for words 
the hard words that I ever feared to say 
all those nights sleeping beside him 
nothing can extinguish 
the hope that I could flow 
the life back in him 
with one mystical tune 
if I tried harder 
maybe I could take the pain away 
if I tried harder maybe I could put back 
the leaves that have fallen from our tree 
words tumbling from a pretty mouth 
seem hallow 
rain from my eyes wash away the words 
before spoken 
… in one moment watching your pain 
I wished for you to die…  
as I state my shamed confession 
human frailty 
with secret woes 
thoughts too strange to 
house within my brain
… he forgives

contest: The Confession
July 12/13

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  1. Date: 7/27/2013 5:22:00 AM

    Betty and excellent poem about words not said, emotionally written. Congratulations on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 8:23:00 PM

    A deep and soul bearing expression of love's mixed emotions in a tragic circumstance. WOW congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 9:48:00 PM

    Betty; Congratulations with your win in Drake's Confessional contest. take care- LINDA

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:30:00 PM

    Oh Betty this is so deep and revealing, it stings my eyes, congrats on your win love xxx

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:09:00 PM

    Well done, congrats

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 4:01:00 PM

    hi Betty Ty for visiting my work this is lovely yet sad congrats on win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:09:00 PM

    Betty, good going in the -The Confessional- contest. CONGRATULATIONS:-) Have yourself a great day. >SKAT<

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 7:56:00 AM

    Hey Betty!! =) This poem got Honorable mention on my Confessional contest, I can see why. The mix of want, regret, & instability in the stated emotions within these lines were very powerful. Excellent job!