His Sins

He stood on a cliff overlooking the ocean

Salt sprays rain in the air his thoughts strayed

To all his past sins

He committed a little bit of each

He lied,

Cheated,

Coveted, and yes

He even killed

As he watch the violence of the sea

Reminding him of the rage in his heart

Was he worth loving, he thought not

He lied,

Cheated,

Coveted, and yes

He even killed

He took a step closer to the edge

One foot dangled just a tad over

One more step and he’d be

Lost forever

He lied,

Cheated,

Coveted, and yes

He even killed

Would he be missed?

Someone out there crying

For his soul damned by years

Of abuse in turn he abused other

He lied,

Cheated,

Coveted, and yes

He even killed

The vicious cycle of life was

Coming with a vengeance looking

Over that cliff so many thoughts paraded

Through his mind

He lied,

Cheated,

Coveted, and yes

He even killed

His mother had loved him once upon a time

He didn’t know his father and didn’t

Really give a damn

Clouds rolled in turning the morning grey

The sun ran away if acknowledging his duplicity

He lied,

Cheated,

Coveted, and yes

He even killed

Out in the distance he spotted a seagull

Wondered what it must of felt like

Soaring through the air with all that freedom

Beneath his wings, being free he never experienced

Always locked in some inner battle with himself

He lied,

Cheated,

Coveted, and yes

He even killed

The sea was calling him

The waves echoed in his mind

Telling him he’d find the peace

And freedom he was denied

One more step he’d find the answer to

So many questions

Life eternal

He lied,

Cheated,

Coveted, and yes

He even killed

Comments 4 comments

ralwus 5 years ago

I guess he jumped? Kind of sad and tragic and well composed.


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Enigmatic Me 5 years ago from East Coast Canada

The imagery is palpable... I can feel the mist on my face, the debate within, the torture of knowing you did wrong....

The sins of man are so filled with regret and fear there's no second chance... take a step back from the edge my friend.. there is always a tomorrow.

Well written! Kudos!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Absolutely beautiful, powerful images. Loved it. Thank you.x


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Great piece. He lied, cheated and even killed. What a sad story and now he wants to end it all. So so sad. Am crying for his soul and the one's he loved

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