We Are Not Impressed

A sentence you render
on yourself will not stand.

It’s not your responsibility,
or even your privilege

to punish yourself for the
crimes you’ve committed.

I’m not impressed and
neither will the jury be,
by your pre-emptive
sentencing.

Here stands a man.
Diminutive. Small.
Unsure and heavy,
weighted down by
imagined retribution.

But you don’t understand.
You’ve always loomed
large in my life.

The real trial won’t begin until
you have forgiven yourself.

We all come to judgement in the end.
Will you be strong enough to bear it?
~2/18/13

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3 thoughts on “We Are Not Impressed

  1. poetjena says:

    I effortlessly loved this.

    Sleek and elegant,

    – quiet praise wells up inside me as with all those poems which modestly trespass beyond the usual boundaries of imagination 🙂

    Like

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