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Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:16 AM

Absolution

I wrote this to be song lyrics, but the chorus could be cut, and the ending removed to make it straight poetry.

I started out confused
then quickly moved to fear
I moved right onto anger
Then dissolved into my tears
Then somewhere out of nowhere
When everything turned numb
I didnít see it coming
But healing had begun

Because that hatred
Really eats you up inside
And emotions
Roll in and out like tides
But compassion
It survives quite well with pride
And absolution
Never takes a side

Now in my memories
I still can see your face
I hear your laughter
And know youíre touched by grace
You know that charity
They say begins at home
And yet forgiveness
Is often found alone

Because self-hatred
Really eats you up inside
And human frailties
Are just too big to hide
But compassion
It survives quite well with pride
And absolution
Never takes a side

Donít let emotions
Mix up how you feel
Donít let the numbness
Erase what once was real

You know forgiveness
Doesnít mean you donít have pride
And absolution
It never takes a side
And compassion
It heals you from within
Cast the first stone
If you have never sinned
Or let the light in
And let it be your guide
Cause absolution
It never take a side

Those tears you cried?
Just let Ďem ride
Cause Absolution
Never takes a side
Let it ride
Oh, let it ride
Absolution
It never takes a side

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Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:24 AM

1. Luminious prose...

...love it!

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Response to DEbluedude (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:09 PM

2. Thank you so much!

I appreciate the feedback. Iím working to get them published, so it helps to get opinions.

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