sonnet by a Sinner

I cannot ignore my evil actions
Nor the necessary expiation.
So my mind pondered mutilation.
But I did not ponder the reactions.

I cut off my tongue and as well as my arm.
No violence or threats. No theft or deceit.
Gouged out my eyeballs. I can no more cheat.
No lust or greed. Never anymore harm.

But I did not ponder the reactions.
I can’t sing out or praise heavenly Grace.
I can’t play or help or even embrace.
I can’t look at life’s lovely distractions.

I tried and failed at giving repentance
And ended up with a worser sentence.





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