“Benign Mother”…excerpts

Posted: January 15, 2013 in Memoir, Verses
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fiendish gloom robs heart of its warmth;

thoughts have turned pale and cold

sole query does my mind raise

“Has the spring lomg way to come”

robed in anguish, wake i, all days

sighing over duties undone, prayers unsaid.

sins make a grim dance on my eyes,

wonder how large a troupe they are.

i don a cloak of ritual penance

still withholding my goodness,

makes unfeeling vows before Lord

knowing each word waits to be broken

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