“Fantasy of forgiveness” by a.d.matthias.



The five sorrowful mysteries shudder within these pellicle walls, and they are not Enough

Lost are the pleas upon deafened ears, what is the throat useful for

Blood-sweat is fallen when waxen agony is traced with splintered fingernails

The tattoos of repentance delivering languor for a broken mind, as meant to

Nine tails cursing and cracking, rapaciously blinded for a statement to make

Leaving messages across the fleshy pillar in symbolic stripes and hieroglyphic half-moons

Until the ground is moist with sorrow, and the roses begin to Redden

Throughout the suffering, life mocks the mortal attempts of penances cast in

It brings pensive, maddening longevity to support a weighted crowning of white

Too heavy a pain for the stagnant swelling of idle hands, empty palms

Yet the guilt has no leavetaking; must it burden the ass in eternal damnation? no

It will desert when the spirit is expended and the…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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