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Accept these words

Crafted in tears

Written with scars

Washed by blood.

On a canvas of regret

Letters become art

Hearts taste beauty

Everything sold

for the pearl of a great price.

Open my veins

Feel the grief

The honesty of truth

Inscribed for you.



Written for Poets United – Poetry Heals


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16 Responses to Repentance

  1. Anand says:

    Beautifully written Alan. Loved it. 🙂

  2. Lasha says:

    Very well said alan………….

  3. Fantastic Alan I really love the line about opening your veins, the reference to blood-letting

  4. Our emotions and life experiences do lead to many letters to words to art. Beautifully written.

  5. brian miller says:

    wow nice intensity…esp as this goes along alan…the open my veins and finding the truth in particular…nice depth of feeling in this…

  6. Mary says:

    The honesty of truth is definitely SO important in any relationship.

  7. WabiSabi says:

    Yep! Writing honestly sure can feel like opening a vein! It is also the soothing touch of a healer too. Well done! I like how this poem moves doen the page beckoning me to follow!On The Border

  8. sometimes words and emotions speak so loud of our regrets and mistakes….

  9. Sherri B. says:

    Powerful words…writing from the heart is cathartic and healing. Beautiful poem!

  10. A very strong write , wonderful!

  11. K says:

    A very powerful poem about what our recorded words can mean to others.

  12. Alan,

    Repentance is a difficult moment to define. It takes such willpower, energy and honesty.
    You have expressed it so well here in your poem Alan.


  13. Open my veins
    Feel the grief

    So sad.

  14. Akila says:

    from the heart…honest and straigh that is repentance…all about it and this one is succinct and bold…perfect for the theme. wonderful!

  15. One can feel the sincerity.

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