10/30/2012

Grace


My fall from grace was 
unexpected.It hurt like the 
devil; I can tell you that.
With the flick of a finger
and careless aim, you sent me
flying from the promised land
like an inconvenient crumb
sullying the surface of your life.

Through no fault of my own,
penance paid or so it seemed,
redemption came today.
Angels sang and golden
rays shone from the heavens
as, with nary a trumpet, the 
pearly gates cracked open 
with the dawn. Hallelujah.

Once again, I was saved.
Or was it doomed? Because 
then I discovered you wanted  
something. Figures.


***

Linked at dVerse Poets Pub.

.
.

24 comments:

  1. Angels sang and golden
    rays shone from the heavens
    as, with nary a trumpet, the
    pearly gates cracked open
    with the dawn. Hallelujah.


    ... isn't God's grace wonderful?

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really like the religious imagery and "it hurt like the devil" -- serious, yet a little playful.

    ReplyDelete
  3. ha. isnt that the case....always wanting something....they toss you aside then come find you when they do...smiles...err....

    ReplyDelete
  4. ouch. a harsh lesson learned the hard way.

    ReplyDelete
  5. strikingly true and poetic your words are. much enjoyed, thanks~

    ReplyDelete
  6. Was this written for that nun I had in 5th grade? If not, I'm sure I know him/her. Good for you, you sorted out all those deviant, underlying reasons why people could say, "you're sure to go straight to". More likely the reverse, I say.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh this reminds me of...me ...lol
    All I ever seem to hear is... "I love you... can I?"
    "I love you, I want." ...etc etc
    So, reading through this although I loved the imagery, the last word made me nod and smile... 'Figures'
    Right.

    ReplyDelete
  8. “then I discovered you wanted / something. Figures.”

    You managed to convey and so playfully! And “so demption came today” Nice.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love the subtle humor in this. And "hurt like the devil" is a perfect choice of words.

    ReplyDelete
  10. oh oh...makes me think of that "religious" group that name i'm not going to mention...ha

    ReplyDelete
  11. There's always a price...funny that!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh no...does this mean you have to be a sweet little goody two shoes now? The change might be too much for you:)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nothing is ever as it seems. Or so it seems.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great lines in the second stanza...well written....

    ReplyDelete
  15. I like this very much 'Figures' wraps it all up nicely

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hmmm...that's the way it goes sometimes.

    ReplyDelete
  17. yikes...relief and realization...I can identify with this piece.

    ReplyDelete
  18. There's always more to give, isn't there. I relate.

    ReplyDelete
  19. That last stanza makes you realize that nothing is freely given if the other party wants more and more ~

    Have a good week ~

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow, heavy religious images.
    It is always a mistake, it seems, to seek any sort of salvation in the other, eh?

    ReplyDelete
  21. I so hear you, Patti. Yup. "Figures!"

    ReplyDelete
  22. Am I reading too much into this? I do like it though. Perhaps I think too much.

    ReplyDelete
  23. pattiken=not sure if I read this the right way, but.........God does save us and His salvation sounds like 'let go!' an awful lot. Yes, He does want something--surrender--all of us. Stunning picture, succinct words. (Thanks for the comment over at another facet, btw.)

    ReplyDelete

Thoughts? I would love to hear from you.