Skip to main content

Sin and Forgiveness (Blake Bumpus, Lafayette, LA)


When I was a believer,
whenever I would commit a sin,
I would contemplate on why
what I did was bad, what
I could learn from it, and
how to fix the problem and/or
avoid further punishment/complications.
I would acknowledge this to God
by saying “please forgive me”.
As a college student many years later,
whenever I do something that
hurts another or myself
I contemplate on why it
was bad and how to fix
the problem.
Afterwards I’ll attempt to
forgive myself by saying
“it’ll be alright” or “you’re only human”
or “you’ll do better”.
Nothing much has changed
since when I was ten
to when I was twenty.
Basic thought patterns,
habits, and neurotic tendencies
are the same.
But I don’t recognize
my past life, I don’t see
how they can be connected,
how friendships and relationships
grow and die and how beliefs
and opinion fluctuate,
but I know I’m the same person
because the fears
never do,
the fears never change,
and I’ll always hope
there is a savior
above.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

INTRODUCING HEADLINER: Through the Tears (Steve Duhon - Carencro, LA)

When I find myself alone in the pain. When I feel like I have absolutely no one to turn to. When I wish the hurt would stop. When I don't know what to do. When I feel completely lost. When my eyes just won't stop welling up. When I don't want to bother anyone with my hurt, my pain. When I know that everyone has other responsibilities. I don't want to interrupt them with my hurt. When I have thought about all of the ways to make the hurt stop. When I am tired of putting on my strong face for others to see. When I am tired of the tears welling up, filling already soggy eyes. When I am tired of the tears, tears that roll non-stop over my cheeks. When I don't want to hurt the ones that I love the most. When it seems like those who are supposed to love me don't get who I am. When no one has any idea of the pain my smile hides. When I am worried about being forever labeled by others. When I am the one that everyone counts on for strength. When I never show any weak…

Louisiana Words All-Time Top 10 (as of 2020)

Laissez Les Bon Temp Rouler!: 1.4 - Mardi Gras Countdown