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Sacrament Instincts of Innocence Contest

(from The John Poems)

I absolve myself of loving you
and plead innocent
on grounds of loneliness.

My penance will be 
the poetry
I misguidedly wasted on you.

For I’ll never destroy it
though the idea tempts, and reading it,
I feel a fool;

A monument to me
and my stupidity.
My monument to you.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 2/11/2018 8:58:00 PM
Poetry is never wasted, Mary. I understand the feeling you express, naiveté is a childlike gift and anyone taking advantage of that has a heart that is less pure. I like the way you expressed the feeling in your poem.
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Mary Oliver Rotman
Date: 8/11/2018 3:36:00 PM
Thank you! Back on site after a long absence.
Date: 9/11/2015 4:32:00 PM
Mary, congrats for your a Honorable Mention placement in Justin's contest.. I thought your winner was quite good!
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Date: 9/5/2015 12:39:00 PM
Mary, Congratulations :) On your wonderful Honorable Mention. ~SKAT~
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Date: 9/4/2015 3:40:00 AM
Great words Mary, wonderful write n win! Big congrats!
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Date: 7/9/2015 11:06:00 AM
Deep! and thought evoking. You truly have a poets heart. Sincerely, Elaine C. George
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Mary Oliver Rotman
Date: 9/4/2015 5:33:00 PM
Your message made my day!
Date: 7/6/2015 4:12:00 PM
When it's over those once deep heartfelt words .... Empty ... Enjoyed reading this one Mary..7.. Bev
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