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A Cup of Forgiveness MAG

July 11, 2013
By electricalmoon PLATINUM, Dallas, Texas
electricalmoon PLATINUM, Dallas, Texas
23 articles 3 photos 2 comments

i could go for a cup of forgiveness tonight,
but i suppose i'll go hungry instead;
nothing else will do.

i'm sorry i was cussing at you, momma
all the other words sputtered
out of my mouth and my brakes were worn
to nothing. besides, good girls always
answer, and i don't know what's
wrong with me but it's not that.

i'm sorry i wrinkled all the clothes, momma,
the ones you just pulled out of the dryer
and folded
for me. i crunched them in my hands and tossed with
bad aim. i put them all up for you.

i'm sorry you didn't believe me, momma
laughing while my eyes cracked like old pottery pitchers.
when did kindness leak out of your
voice, dry
into a sticky puddle of ambition?

i'm sorry i made you scold me, momma,
but i can't earn my keep anymore. this
ended and i have no more proof to bring home,
no one to tell you i was worth it.

i'm sorry i pursed my lips, momma.
our words aren't the grand solution, the
pretty diplomacy,
and i'm tired of fighting but it fills the house, an animal
decaying under floorboards with a stench
we can't wash out.

i'm sorry i won't tell them, momma:
the why because i couldn't help you
what was dripping down my face and
i don't think they ever will.

i'm sorry i covered my head in my knees, momma,
but i couldn't see a thing and i always lose
staring contests with regret. it doesn't matter anyway:
you and i haven't got souls to show.

i'm sorry i ran off, momma,
but i had to get lost so i could be found again. i need
somewhere to store my bones before i
carry on;
i don't think i'm coming back.

i'm sorry you'll never see this, momma.

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on Jul. 17 2013 at 2:05 am
Propheteer GOLD, Sudbury, Other
13 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I'm not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there's two things: You're getting off first, or I'm going to die. It's really that simple, right?
You're not going to out-work me. It's such a simple, basic concept. The guy who is willing to hustle the most is going to be the guy that just gets that loose ball. The majority of people who aren't getting the places they want or aren't achieving the things that they want in this business is strictly based on hustle. It's strictly based on being out-worked; it's strictly based on missing crucial opportunities. I say all the time if you stay ready, you ain't gotta get ready.”

― Will Smith

This was wonderful, very relevant 

on Jul. 16 2013 at 10:50 pm
Angel1932 PLATINUM, Antioch, California
33 articles 0 photos 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime" ~ Celine Dion
"If you're going to pray don't worry... if you're going to worry don't pray." ~ Mariah Carey

I feel the same also, this is excellent work, good job!! ^o^ please check out some of my work! thank you. 

on Jul. 16 2013 at 6:20 pm
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
59 articles 0 photos 229 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

This really spoke to me. I feel this way all the time. Keep writing