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If We're Being Honest...

You’ve seen it before:
Someone who had it all,
Things were great!
But now they’re lying alone at night
Wondering
“What happened? I never saw it coming!”
It was all too much for them—the success,
The gratification
Of worldly desires,
And was it worth it? Getting what you wanted?
Is it worth it when the prison cell
Closes in
And all your dark secrets crush you?
Sin
Some don’t believe in it,
Some breathe it,
All suffocate in it some day.
It doesn’t matter if you know it’s there,
Like a ghost
It haunts
And takes some otherworldly force to be
Exorcised,
Exhumed from the dark corners of a man’s soul,
Annihilated—
But can you do it alone?
Can the prisoner escape when he himself is
The jailer?
No, so why do we curse the one standing
On the other side,
Peering, reaching through the bars
To take our hand
And guide us out of the maze, and into the
Much needed
Light?
It’s funny, though, since the gate has already
Been opened,
And you have rejected the invitation for freedom,
And have as surely as you have rejected the Light,
embraced Darkness,
so at least stop pretending that you did not receive,
and spurn,
His open hand!



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KrasotaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm
YES! Another poem for Christianity ^_^ I love these. My favourite lines are "Can the prisoner escape when he himself is/The jailer?" Excellent work! :D
 
Jade.I.AmThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm
Thank you so much :) You're comments always mean so much of me. Have you written anything new lately??
 
KrasotaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm
Yeah, I've submitted a few more poems and, more recently, an article in the What Matters section. If you like, you can check it out :) It's called The Double Chocolate Cupcake.
 
Gwen_Elizabeth said...
Jun. 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm
OMG girl this is soooo good! seriously, wow! love it <3 :P
 
Uga10 said...
Jun. 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm
you are really good! i would love to talk to you sometime.
 
Jade.I.AmThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 12, 2013 at 6:55 pm
Sure! :) 
 
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