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What Is My Sin, God?: a Poem

Updated on October 16, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

I never invited myself to this world

ignited by something like a passion's blast

spending some months unconscious and curled

before slapped for the first cry, not for the last.

They didn't like me the way I was born

so soon I was remodeled by their own sample

with occasional ridicule, punishment, and scorn

chances to be myself were really not ample.

Then everyone else rushed in a stampede

to instill into me what life was all about

teachers, politicians planting their seed

each making sure there would be a sprout.

So, what was my sin, after all?

Was it my almost ruthless liberation

with a march into life instead of a crawl,

listening to my own mind without hesitation.

Maybe that's why I gave up on any god

tired of authorities and their silly preaching

accepting my sinfulness, imperfect and flawed

and forever guided by my own teaching.


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      Theresa 9 days ago

      Powerful! It so engaging! I love it.

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      Patty Florence 2 months ago from Illinois

      That picture is all about "Adam and Eve" and in a book I read about them, the author's daughter while looking up at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel asked , "Where is me in this picture?" Whoa that was a long sentence. Your way of saying how he "Adam's" sinfulness is finally excepted by him is pretty alright. The girl is in that capsule. That's Eve. They get back together, our first love story.

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      Ryan Fuller 2 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      I love that line "with a march into this life instead of a crawl". Such a powerful line. I really enjoyed this poem. Great work. Definitely more power in this one than previous ones written.