Ramona Thompson

Keep On Sinning - Poem by Ramona Thompson

Keep on sinning
If you don't stop sinning
You're gonna go to Hell someday
You're gonna make a lot of angels cry
When they hear that your once pure soul has fallen
Prey to the devil's dirty hands

I don't remember when you turned your back on me and all that I taught you
Maybe it all started way back than
Before either of us even knew that it could
On the very day that you called yourself reborn
For just a second I must have looked away
While you were living in that one room shanty
Selling your body just to get by
Only 16 years old
Started sinning in the streets
Not caring who saw or knew
As long as people threw some pennies at your feet
To keep your daddy's lust strictly to the bottle and away from you


You don't have much money
Not much beauty either either
But girl, oh girl
You don't have to make all the bad things in your life
That much worse
Just to feel like queen of the world
Trading your soul away
So far away
Before too long
All too soon
Your end is gonna come
On one rainy April night
With trembling hands
Gonna hear you singin' to me
The good lord above
As you breath your last


Should've stopped sinning
Wish that I had stopped sinning
Now it's too late and I'm going to Hell today
Gonna hear a lot of angels cry when I get there
Just wish that I'd listened when the good lord above said
Keep on sinning
And you're gonna hear those Hell's bells a ringin'
Kept on sinning
Now it's too late and your sad soul is going to Hell today

2007 Ramona Thompson

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 26, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 24, 2011

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