Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Besetting

Besetting sin,
familiar phrase
falling glibly off the tongue.
What does it mean:
habitual, ingrained, deep-seated,
persistent, ineradicable.

Begging forgiveness
over and over
for habitual, ingrained, deep-seated
persistent......
but ineradicable?
surely not, please Lord.

Even these willful,
rebellious acts,
that I excuse with
"not really big,"
are covered by grace
and that blood, spilled ?

Yes, grace sufficient
and love deep,
compelling me to
count the cost,
to measure with true scale,
to turn.

linking to One Stop Poetry today

Blessings,
Linda




7 comments:

  1. This is such an accurate reflection of our nature. Thank you.

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  2. i always find it difficult to find the balance between forgiving 7x70 times and dealing in a good way with when people just don't want to change..nice poem on an ever and ever ongoing topic..

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  3. They say all sins, whether great or small, are covered.

    Nice One Shot, Linda.

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  4. Dear Linda

    Beautiful... I enjoyed it. thanks for sharing..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
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  5. This is so beautiful and true, Linda.
    I enjoy your poetry so much.

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  6. You are a true poet at heart:-) Beautiful!! xoxo

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