Pagosa Springs Artists



One moonless night sadness stole in, drumming
at my sternum and whacking my shins. Gloom
addled my thinking, made hope run thin.

My life passed before me in disparaged  review.
 I saw all I treasured become worthless vermin,
 saw my own strength fall wasted and grim.

Soul stain strums at my heartstrings
and whittles my resolve;  pain warbles
with each breath and rattles in my bowels.

Forgiveness would wash like a shower,
could ease my regrets, erase
a selfish life, cancel many debts.


first published in Penned From The Heart Devotional

also published in BEHIND PRISON WALLS Chapbook

also published in PICTURE HEALING Chapbook

©2004 Bonnie Manion


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