Three Confessions

By Stranger

To my lord, my god,

Upon my fingertips are children's faces, smiling
Their lips bluing as I smother them
With the breasts of nameless women
Their gasps muffled
By my silence, my ecstasy

To my friend, my lover,

My bones feel like cotton
As I collapse in a corner underneath my love for you
Naked, watching
A line of men forming at the foot of your bed
I am making love to this image

To my child, my daughter,

I smash my skull against the wall of the past
Hoping regret and shame are more powerful than science
Hoping the pain I feel is forgiveness
Hoping beer and blood and smoke
Will taste like the love I still do not deserve

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Copyright 2004 Stranger
Published on Friday, January 9, 2004.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • 13sonsofgod On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 13sonsofgod (923)By person wrote:

    I hope thy holds the key to your doorway, for there are many standing out side...we enjoy your writes and the place from whence they cometh..Again, another good write !

  • A former member wrote: Wow.. Just overwhelming!.. One can feel the emotions of your feelings in every stanza.. Confessions are a good thing to release the soul from its weight.. :)

  • xserratedsoulx On Wednesday, February 8, 2006, xserratedsoulx (214)By person wrote:

    "hoping the pain i feel is forgivness'--i understand the feeling, but you described it better than i ever could. to hope that punishment will be enough to erase the mistake. ~lauren~

  • SnowQueen On Tuesday, March 2, 2004, SnowQueen (59)By person wrote:

    Very amazing. I'd love to get inside your head and take a look. I often wonder what is going on in there.

  • Mistress Morbid On Sunday, February 29, 2004, Mistress Morbid (455)By person wrote:

    That is amazing....and thats all I can say...

  • Mute Serenade On Sunday, February 15, 2004, Mute Serenade (466)By person wrote:

    "Now I know why many men have stopped and wept halfway between the loves they leave and seek, and wonder if travel leads them anywhere..." It put a smile on my face.

  • A former member wrote: this is...well, i agree with OLd SouL. it is rather heavy. and i like it A LOT._-=Evil=-_

  • capt_funguy On Thursday, January 29, 2004, capt_funguy (807)By person wrote:

    like a personal inventory - your clarity , and self awareness - incredible - you seem to embrace your truths - even the regretful ones - just great - funguy

  • Dancing_Monkey On Thursday, January 29, 2004, Dancing_Monkey (1288)By person wrote:

    This took my breath away.. simly just perfect... M

  • stormtalk On Thursday, January 22, 2004, stormtalk (735)By person wrote:

    Whoa. I posted a poem called "four confessions" last night, and stumbled across this just now. I like this a lot... the metaphors are clear and powerful, this only emphasized by the structure... and your confessions are not "sins," but actual regrets.

  • maddin foxxxy On Wednesday, January 21, 2004, maddin foxxxy (362)By person wrote:

    This somehow reflects the truth of my past...every word just hitted me back...amazing combination of the dramas of shame and sense of change as well...

  • diavolessa On Monday, January 19, 2004, diavolessa (225)By person wrote:

    'My bones made of cotton I collapse in a corner underneath my love for you' the words flow so beautifully into each other. It's haunting, like few good poetry is. Feels like it comes from a dark corner of ones spirit.. {dia}

  • urbanhumility On Monday, January 12, 2004, urbanhumility (1206)By person wrote:

    the fact that there is a confession, is the start of all healing, and all truth, through your words a better reality is being formed; once again you have spoken well and honestly..........urban

  • Aurora_Light On Saturday, January 10, 2004, Aurora_Light (482)By person wrote:

    i'm at a loss for wrods i think (that or i'm not up yet) the images were powerfull and the words, well they cuased thoughs thoughts of strange thngs but thats me and i'm well nonsmart and weird too so umm yeah never mind me. nice write

  • Jonas On Saturday, January 10, 2004, Jonas (766)By person wrote:

    what to say? as in this circumstance i leave with beautiful impression of regrets and the never to be forgotten... i smell shame and fear... i smell lust like sex in those seven days of the moon...

  • Jonas On Saturday, January 10, 2004, Jonas (766)By person wrote:

    and i see it spiral down into simplicity... to quote tori: 'a tear in your hand'

  • Jaded Jezzabelle On Friday, January 9, 2004, Jaded Jezzabelle (332)By person wrote:

    I really like this! But Im not sure why! Notsure if I understand it!!! But Ilike the flow and "I collapse in the corner underneath my love for you" great line Ive been there before myself...good one

  • OLd SouL On Friday, January 9, 2004, OLd SouL (781)By person wrote:

    Heavy... well written without a doubt, but heavy. You have a unique way with the pen and it perplexes me. :::OLd

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