Sin After Sin


He couldn’t blame it on a physical condition,

sin after sin,

that’s when the guilt came in,

it was a strange way to live,

what advice could the

Catholic Church give,

the same sin over and over,

that was it,

the only sin he would ever commit,

he was a man of grace,

but when he stood in front of a mirror,

the guilt stained his face,

he knew God’s love was immeasurable,

but he was on that holy iceberg,

sitting at the tip,

wondering if God was able

to condone his relationship,

it was his life,

and he was faithful to his neighbor’s wife.

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Really interesting Frank! You had me wondering what that sin was until the end. Up, interesting. awesome, beautiful.


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LadyFiddler 4 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Very short and sweet, nice hub :)

God bless you


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Thanks X-- I was trying something a little different glad you stuck it out until the end..:)

Ladyfiddler..thanks short and sweet huh? LOL thanks


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Innuentendre 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

scandalous Frank! very nice


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Hi Frank, Wow! That made me stop short. Did not see that as the ending. Loved it!!!!


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

Different indeed, but just as great as any of the others...still love to see new work from you!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Frank no matter what you write it's always great like this poem. Voted up awesome for real, Joyce.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Inn and Cindi10 and justateacher for stopping by and thank you Joyce always good to see you bless you all


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DFiduccia 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Well, that was suspensful and held me for the final impact. Great stuff, Frank

Voted up—DF


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow frank love your poem.. very suspenseful just like everyone has said.. I love your poems

sharing

Debbie


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Debbie God bless you..:) and DF thanks for stopping by my sin..:)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

I salute this poem Frank. Honestly. I wonder how he managed to keep his heart intact and live day by day. Surely, tears will come to the rescue..everytime he feel his heart is breaking.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

unknown are you trying to say men are dogs? LOL kidding thanks for stopping by :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

You sucked me in and kept me guessing until the end. I was not expecting the neighbor's wife! :) Nicely done, Frank! LOL Voting up and more. :)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

LOL thanks TTombs


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

You had me hooked from the start, and trying to guess what the sin was, his neighbours wife was not one of my guesses, so you got me :)

Awesome


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Condone? No, I don't think so. Forgive and offer solace? Certainly. This is different for you Frank and you succeeded very well. I like it.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Thanks so much Rosemay.. thought I'd give different a try LOL and Hyphen thanks I know trying to stay away from dark.. and thanks so much for stopping by


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Angelme566 4 years ago

We are made imperfect , subject to commit sin but we should not end there , we should strive to be a better and moral person . God bless Frank !


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks angelme :)


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Frank,

Faithful to his neighbour's wife. Where is the husband?

Even a man of grace is not free of sin.

Voted up and awesome.

Take care :)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

oh I am.. LOL kidding thanks sue :)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

with a big booming voice, you will be reminded the 9th commandment...hehehe...yet the husband could not blame the neighbor for taking care of his supposed to be responsibility...

nice one Frank...


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

LOL raci---- nevermind thank you for the visit bless you


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Bravissimo. :) Different, fresh, great little vignette, wonderful twist at the end. I really like it! :) Theresa


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much PHDAST


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sweetie1 4 years ago from India

Well I dont know if god ever forgives being unfaithful, but for sure I wont if my future husband would cheat on me


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

LOL thanks for the comment sweetie1 and bless you and your future husband


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

You've got to throw him a bone every once in a while. LOL. This was awesome! You kept me in suspense till the very end. voting up & away!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

throw him a bone? LOL aaahhh crazy LOL thanks Marlene :)


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

I know right? you wouldn't have it any other way. Lol. why the sad face on the comment you left this morning?


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

Lol that should have been a smile :)

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