Custode di Segreti

Suffer Unto Me - photo by Wild Thing

Suffer Unto Me – photo by Wild Thing

Weary he listens
One by one
They come
Seeking absolution

Justifying
The behavior
Hoping this time
Instead of forgiveness
They hear
They did right

Shocked by
Belief in
Their own
Moral superiority
He must guide
In some cases
Yes, admonish them

The sins
Committed
In the name of GOD
Chill his heart

He shakes
With anger
Do they not listen
Each week
To sermons given
Meant to teach
The way

Righteously
He questions
Do they even
Tell truths
Or do they
Withhold deeper sins

Why bother
At all
They will only
Commit their sins
Again, after piously
Listening to gospel
Taking communion

In fury
He delivers
Harsh penance
Saying
“Go and sin no more.”
Knowing they will

He waits
In silence
His anger ebbs
He leaves

Head bowed
He kneels
Crosses himself
“Strengthen me Father …”

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