Confessio | Teen Ink


April 11, 2013
By LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
22 articles 0 photos 135 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

I have believed, so I'm the fool, 
So make this my apology
That I have thought askew from thee, 
And make my words on earth annul. 

My only sin- I believe in sin,
Redemption is my shameful Fall,
And to be told I'm mocked by all
Is where my Purgatory must begin. 

Purge my soul to nothingness, 
Cleanse me with "Whatever you say," 
For "equality" has the hierarchy lay 
Of ideologies' worthiness. 

And so I too am nothingness
Please, take away the Structure Blessed
And strip back my past and then save me from Free,
That modeled I may be to my "truly" me.

Steal from me Who loved me first, 
Say my Second Fling's my truth
Delegate that freedom's what's uncouth-
That through laws liberty's cursed

Without a standard please determine
I'm right or wrong, or a degree between; 
Too greedy am I to say Truth's just for me,
But now, of any, how can any be certain?

Too staunch are thoughts all in this room
But I too kind t'not exorcise the lies believed, 
So before my sympathy the better gets of me
Condemn me now to my celesial doom. 

I confess, you negate? Please, do tell,
But if I but make your fury hotter, 
Then simply make yourselves a martyr
And damn me to your ethereal hell.  

The author's comments:
Post-Modernism's hell is Christians' heaven, and Christians' heaven is Relativism's hell.

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on Jun. 5 2013 at 8:57 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Wow. I'm actually stunned. This is so beautiful, and so well written, you deserve to at least have editors choice, if not, be printed in the mag. This was just so perfect. This is honestly my favorite poem I've ever read on this site. Amazing.

on Apr. 22 2013 at 5:19 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 436 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

i have shivers after reading your poem you really are amazing and talented

on Apr. 21 2013 at 7:29 pm
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
323 articles 5 photos 168 comments

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This poem is absolutely AMAZING!!! You are an extremely talented writer....this poem is so so beautiful! It gave me shivers at how amazing it was!