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A Patriarch's Descent: A Poem

Updated on July 13, 2011

Fallen From Grace

Flesh and blood, or so I thought

Realizing now you choose your family

I should never have said a word

I should have been content being an imposter

Walls were built, now they falter

The ground beneath me crumbles

I have never felt so alone

With people right beside me

No questions asked, just repercussions

Of something that happened so long ago

From someone who has no right

To cast judgment for what I did

I am not perfect, by any means

But I could never turn my back

On someone so important to me

Over what may define them

Anger came first, sorrow followed

How dare you make me feel this low

When you have done far worse in life

Showing me what path not to follow

Guiding light, not judgmental scorn

Is what you were supposed to be

I came to you for sound advice

You met me with deafening silence


Bethany Lynn Vine ©


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      Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Yes, the silence can be deafening. You might enjoy "All the Kings MEN" a poem similar to this.(my HUB) I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and awesome. I'm now your fan! RJ