Sin

I’m told
God hates the sin
but loves the sinner
I find them hard to separate –
a common mortal
failing.
I am who I’ve become
because of my sins
choices that have strayed me
from the straight and narrow.
Shaped by questions and actions
Unsanctioned.
My sins have formed me –
am I sin?
Or sinner?
Loved –
or reviled?

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

When you find the answers to those questions let me know because I'll know about my life as well. Great questions to ponder...very nice job!


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nochance 4 years ago from Duluth, MN

Very nice poem and very nice presentation. Because of the questions you're asking I would recommend reading "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis. You can find the whole text online if you google it. It's a book about a senior demon writing letters to a lower demon who is working to sway some ordinary guy from the path of God.


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that one girl 4 years ago from Washington state Author

I haven't read the Screwtape Letters in 15 years! I need to revisit them for sure, thanks for the reminder!

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