Forgive me Father/ 7 days of deadly sins – poem

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Forgive me Father/ 7 days of deadly sins

Forgive me, Father,
for I have wanted to live and to love.
I wanted to be cruel and young
and I didn’t care about death.
But now I’m here and I’m begging You to let me in.
I broke all Your laws and I deserve to pay;
even though I won’t live to see another May.

Forgive me, Father,
for my soul craves her divine nature and her blooming love.
My body aches for the torrid days of August and for her butterfly kisses.
Please don’t dare to take me from here;
I am only twenty-two.
And I know, that lust is deadly;
but at her touch, Father I swear, you would tremble too.

Lover of the beautiful, brother of the stars, I loved a child of Yours
and she loved me back.
Though I do not dwell in beauty,
for I am just a creature,
just a falling leaf during a majestic storm.

I could hear your voice at midnight, screaming from Heavens above,
but You can rage all You want,
for even Your angels couldn’t help but stare at all this flaming love:
a child of Yours bathed in darkness and greed.

Forgive me, Father,
for I am made of a thousand October nights and a million sunsets.
But not the sweet and graceful kind;
I am made of pride and envy,
I begrudge my fellow humans their peace,
for they are full of gluttony and won’t share it with me.

Forgive me, Father,
for I have turned your child’s vitality into sloth,
and now I am cursed to live like this:
eight days out of seven crying for her soul.
I grieve the pure being she was, the bright child.
But now she’s full of wrath, the little spirit, and I am full of insanity and cherry blossoms.

You won’t find me at church on Sunday,
nor at the pub on Friday,
but you will find me at the library on Tuesday,
for I am just eighteen,
a sinner and a poor author
and for all the sins I’ve committed, I say:
Forgive me, Father.

 

This poem can be interpreted in many ways: a poem that portrays a sinner confessing his sins, a superior being who loved a child of God and turned herself into a wrongdoer, or a human who has recently died and is now getting his punishment – God won’t let him enter Heaven because of the life he lived and the laws he broke.

Each poem receives different interpretations, varying from person to person; everyone understands it distinctly and finds himself/herself in a verse. As a “poet” myself, I encourage you to try to find deeper meanings in poetry. You can tell a lot about one’s personality through a piece of writing or their words. As a quote from W.H. Auden goes, “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.”. Analyse people’s words! It will make your own life more interesting! 

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