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Confessional

"Hail Mary full of grace"
These words you demand of me
I sit in this dark box
Confessing 
Crying
Talking to a shadow
Eyes that never meet
Untouched by your hand

You say my secrets are safe
I wish to be set free
Yet there is no relief
This is a cold place
A box
The walls close in
I feel no relief from sin
You ask me to begin

Forgive me father
For I have sinned
I have had impure thoughts
I have done things in the dark
The beast has left it's mark

You sit there
Do you understand
You speak softly and demand
Tell me more
Tell me more
Your secrets are safe

Why do you sit there
In the dark
Separated from me
Is it somehow easier to see
I'm sorry
It makes no sense
The wall becomes a fence

In the end we are both just men
We will sin again
Hail Mary's won't be enough
Only God can forgive our stuff
I will talk direct to Him
Through Jesus I can begin
His blood spilled for me
Now I know I am free
Redeemed
Forgiven
Jesus 
Sweet Jesus
It is only him
To whom I confess
The one who paid the price
He cleared my debt

It isn't  mother Mary
Or a man in a robe
Who set me free

So I walk away

Unforgiven

By man



Drakes Contest "The Confessional"

July 13, 2013


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  1. Date: 8/1/2013 4:26:00 AM

    Poet, Excellent poem. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful poetry I'm thankful. I love dark poems this is one of the best

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/1/2013 6:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Sean, I never thought of this one as being dark.
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 3:35:00 PM

    An outstanding winning poem Richard...congratulations

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/1/2013 6:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Donna
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 1:28:00 AM

    Biggest congratulations on your super win my dear friend, Richard! A great and excellent poem indeed which i love and greatly enjoyed reading this afternoon. Thank you so much for sharing & again, congratulations!By the way, thank you so much for your invitation to join your contest. An honor for me. I'll try my best but i can't make a promise because of time constraint this time here. Got only 1 day break from school; but I will try ok. Thank you so much! love lots & big big hugs, Leonora

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/28/2013 6:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Leonora, you are a very nice person with a voice worty of being heard, I really hope you find the time to add a solo to this important topic. Thanks again for your kind words and visit.
  1. Date: 7/27/2013 5:04:00 AM

    Richard never so well expressed. A superb write. congratulations on your excellent win. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/27/2013 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Connie, I am pleased this poem has been so well received.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 10:43:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win with this powerful poem...it's the truth spoken to God above that counts..not man 's place to judge..very good piece...love,Deb

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/27/2013 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It appears we are in agreement, thanks for commenting.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 5:05:00 PM

    Fantastic! What a powerful poem. Congratulations on winning. It's much deserved... Jack

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/27/2013 6:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jack, you are kind.
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 9:46:00 PM

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

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/25/2013 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:34:00 PM

    WOW... love it "only God can forgive our stuff"... great depth and conflict of confessional scene in a Church with great visuals... Congratulations on your well deserved win :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/25/2013 7:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Karen, it appears we are on the same page.
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:22:00 PM

    Very deep write Richard, I often have felt uncomfortable about expressing my sins in the confessional booth, I agree with you, God knows your heart, congratulations on your win, yes I can relate to this xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/25/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, i appreciate you saying that. Perhaps you can offer me insite regarding this practice.
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:02:00 PM

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

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/25/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You as well SKAT. Thanks
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 12:04:00 PM

    congrats on win Shadow x smiles

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/25/2013 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Shadow.
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:07:00 AM

    very true and deep words Richard.....congrats on a great win

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 9:15:00 AM

    'I am the way, the truth and the life. No man may come to the Father but by me'.......' Pray to thy Father which is in secret and thy Father who seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly'.....You have composed a born again Christian masterpiece sir...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/25/2013 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Tim!:0)
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:46:00 AM

    Richard....a confessional about the truth! WOW! I was so worried about your piece, and Drake liked it! :) I'm so so glad...and so so proud of you! :) Congratulations on this amazing piece!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/25/2013 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Eileen, I feel very priveledged it was chosen.
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:28:00 AM

    I have pondered these questions, spoken so eloquently. Well done, Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/25/2013 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carrie, my main hope is that my words do not offend as that is not my intention.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/25/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Drake!
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:15:00 AM

    "Holy crap, Richard wrote this"...first thought after I finalized my contest and saw your name. The applied perspective in this piece contained such power & declaration. It is not often hearts scream this high to ones' heaven. Such a magnificent reflection of self & all around you. Congrats on your 3rd place win, Richard!

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 1:39:00 AM

    Thank you Rick, I've had this convo a thousand times and it's still interesting to get views. I'm looking forward to reading the others in this contest, Hope yours does well. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/16/2013 6:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What is your thoughts on the subject Richard???
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 6:02:00 PM

    I'm not knocking your poem Rick, it's a good write for the contest and an expression of what you think. I do have one question though, something I've never understood. Without confession as u go, so to speak. What do you do, just carry the whole package along till the end? I am asking seriously. Take care, Richard

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 7/25/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/15/2013 9:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Read the lower Response first. Since the Father Son and Spirit are one talking to the Son is communicating with God and only he has the power to forgive and forgiveness can't be earned it is a gift. In scripture it states the only way to the Father is through the Son. All other paths lead away from God.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/15/2013 9:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No I pray to God directly. When Christ died the curtain separating the Holy of Holies was ripped Dow the centre. Previously only the priests could enter. This symbolized Christ removing the barrier to the father. Because of his sacrifice we can speak to God through him. He is now our Holy Priest.
  1. Date: 7/14/2013 11:49:00 AM

    You have seen the light! Great write my friend! Keep those words of inspiration flowing. And thank you always for your words of encouragement on my writes. :o)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/14/2013 12:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Dan;0)
  1. Date: 7/14/2013 5:01:00 AM

    Great Poem Rick !! I have always held the same sentiments. Through God's Grace and Jesus' blood we are free to have direct access to our Savior-- the difference between O/T and N/T. Good luck for the competition.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/14/2013 6:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Kim, that's why the curtain was torn.
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