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we whisper our prayers
in a cathedral of sheets
because we do not know
how to forgive
or be forgiven.

confessions
are made to a doctor
who keeps a record
of our wrongs
neatly tucked in her files
because she knows
not love,
but money.

hospitals
become our altars,
our "hail mary"s
handed to pharmacists
in exchange for
chemical cleansing
of our souls.

we do
everything,
everything
to force ourselves
to fly,
high and higher,
forgetting
that we have been given
the grace
of wings.

we have chosen
to be slaves,
to rebind ourselves
in our chains.

we strive
to turn the wine
to water,
the bread
to crumbs.

but
i tell you
the truth.

the body and brain
will not remain,
the eyes will lose their vision,
the hands their precision,
the ears the sound of earthly song,
the taste of indulgence on the tongue.

faith, at last, will begin to decay,
our hope revealed as the only way,
and we will
succumb
to the promise
of love.
"this world is where i breathe. let it never be called home."
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Okay, I think I'ma watch you now. You are just plain awesome. :D
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theresambraun Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Writer
Hooray! :D Thanks so much!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Writer
Hello! :wave:

I have used the title of your piece in a poem!

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theresambraun Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! :D
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome :D
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ryukansatsu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
this is so deep and mysterious.. thats what makes this poem so sad and now i want to cry! damn if you really live in a world like that. im so sorry
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theresambraun Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Writer
It is really sad to think about, but we all live in a world like that - this world is very decadent and it fundamentally rejects the reality of our God. But the beauty of it is that as broken as the world and humanity itself are, God still loves us and wants a relationship with us. And in the end, this world is not permanent - it and all its faults will fall away, and God will remain forever. That's really awesome to me.
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ryukansatsu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
that is very true. i like the way you talk about life. becuase it' s the truth.
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