our silent baby

our hospital room



to say good-bye

I asked for a blessing

from a man of faith


no soothing


just guilt

for not practicing


you could be anybody

our church

doesn’t know you


I have engraved your name on the palms of my hands




walking through

a ritual


forgive me father

I know not

what I do



12 thoughts on “Spurned

  1. ” I have engraved you on the palms of my hands” ..I didn’t know this was a quote from the Bible, not being versed or familiar. I have my issues too. Stories that ache for the remembering. I wrote a poem 12 years ago I’ll post.
    On the other hand…
    Being clergy doesn’t give immunity from being human.

  2. I do believe that I can relate… very well said though, I must add. This reminds me of a certain period of my own life… Excellent writing! :D

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