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Redeemed- a poem

Updated on September 7, 2013
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Redeemed

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Twisted tendril thorn and wood,

entrapping souls misunderstood,

while screws of oak impart the pain,

on racks of human suffering gain,

the confessing words of crimes not done,

redeem a soul in death begun,

the cries of agonising sin,

atoned in God’s disciples grin.


Holy Fathers in purple grace,

dispense the holy water trace,

the sign of cross upon their brow,

and bless their souls in redemption found,

and in God’s work their hearts are bound,

the songs of right impart, resound,

while innocents bleed, their souls betrayed,

they slip from earth their minds dismayed.


In truth and God their lives removed,

by cruel and vengeful righteous fools,

endowed by power beyond control,

of men corrupt and church of old,

when words or actions of contention spoke,

and pain reward and life revoked,

the cries of souls can still be heard,

from crueller times and past absurb.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Poetic (not foolish at all) Thanks for reading and your comment.

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      Poetic Fool 

      7 years ago

      Awesome, Tony, simply awesome. So very well written. I shudder when I think of the horrific things done in the name of God. Thanks for a great write.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Suzette, glad you appreciate it. I often play with different styles of poetry; keeps you fresh and forever striving to improve your art. Thanks for reading and your kind words.

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      Suzette Walker 

      7 years ago from Taos, NM

      WOW! You really are an intense writer. Very well written and I like the rhyme pattern, and, if I'm not mistaken, written in iambic petameter. I find that very difficult to do, so kudos to you.

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