Riitta Gyllenbogel


Making A Penance - Poem by Riitta Gyllenbogel

making a penance
out of suffering
little by little the lash
granting peace by piece
of a penitent's flesh
no forgiveness
no mercy
these are the stories
we read to ourselves
as law makes penance
out of suffering
no salvation can we bring


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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 4, 2013



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