In Search Of Penitence – Writing Prompt #131 “NoEnd House Part 9″ and Wordle 223


In this empty vessel
The end full of brambles
My body’s bleeding
My veins’ weeping
In search of penitence
Not the end of judgment
For things I’ve done
No facts, just cheap pun
And things I’ve omitted
I’d go back if I would
Hush, don’t say a word
I know I have erred
Don’t mention my name
It’s such a shame
Until I have paid for my sins
When I can raise high my chin
Corrected the wrong ones
Give hope to my sons
Walked the dusty long road
A steady support flowed
Swam the deep blue seas
And walk with ease
Made a big burning fire
People can admire
And turned the stone
New leaf on my own

by brenda warren

by brenda warren

For: Writing Prompt #131 and Wordle #223



  1. mindlovemisery · November 1, 2015

    One of your best! Gorgeous and profound =)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. oldegg · November 1, 2015

    Sadly there is no going back but everything we do good or bad is part of our education and hopefully we learn even from mistakes and and can become better people. Well that’s the theory! This poem has a great flow to it.

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  3. Jae Rose · November 1, 2015

    I suppose no matter who we are – here on earth…maybe even elsewhere…only ‘we’ can forgive ourselves..find the redemption we feel we use of imagery is very impressive..they feel compassionate although ‘prickly’ – if that makes sense

    Liked by 1 person

    • ladyleemanilasphotos · November 1, 2015

      thanks, Jae Rose 🙂 only “we” can forgive and find redemption…yes, “prickly” made sense…cheers, again ❤


  4. Keith's Ramblings · November 1, 2015

    It does one good to take stock of one’s lives now and again, no matter how painful it may be. Beautifully written.

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