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April 23, 2012 / austreberto

Day twenty-three

a confession


i never know how to begin these

how they really work

it is my first time after all

so please

be gentle



that’s a thing

apparently i was born with it

don’t know how


don’t know which side of the family i got it from

if that’s how it works

doubt that either would like to admit to it

if they did


well i know he didn’t get it from my side of the family

my mother would say


was told things like

thou shall have good days

(no matter how bad of a case of the mondays you have)

thou shall be awesome

(all day every day)


still don’t know what hail marys are

don’t think i ever will


don’t think god’s even spoken to me before

he should try some time

i’m a good listener

but i’m pretty sure we were never on speaking terms to begin with


at an early age

i resented the fact that i was born with sin

been told that meant i was going to hell


don’t know how to get there

asked for directions


but i’ll be honest

since i was young

i never liked how i felt with god


i grew up with love


that i could do no wrong


still believe that to be true today



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  1. Dark Landscapes / Apr 24 2012 12:19 am

    I really like this. I grew up in with parents who were very devout Catholics, so a lot of the images speak to me. (Confession, Hail Mary, original sin, etc.) I think the symbols of religion resonate, because they have been around for thousands of years and have been used for so much good and so much bad in this world.


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