Josephine DixonBanks

Rookie (Danbury, Connecticut)

Punished For A Crime I Didn'T Commit - Poem by Josephine DixonBanks

You taught me self animosity
Said God was behind this atrocity
To loathe myself was God’s will
To deny myself was heavenly thrill

No one could love me but God
Destroying myself was the rod
To correct this birth defect
Absolute and positive self neglect

Being punished for a crime I didn’t commit
If I didn’t love the suffering I wasn’t fit
To walk through heaven’s gate
The key, was self-hate

My only enemy was me, myself and I
Tried convicted and ready to die
Whoever said I was guilty is an outright lie

Now I hate myself, God will love me
Is this the way it’s got to be
No self-esteem means spiritually free
Preacher said it’s God’s will for all eternity

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005

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