Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Unforgiven (Photo credit: lrargerich)

I am that creeping rage
That splinters across doorways
Breaks homes
With one sibilant breath
Tears hearts
Like cloth
To bandage the wounds
I make

Something was wrong
In my chemistry
Leaving certain choices
Impossible for me
What beauteous deliverance
Is the capacity for forgiveness
Not to me
Not from me

You may shriek your pain
Outside my door
I will not let you in
You can cry and try
To reclaim what you lost
But it has left me
Totally

I am but a mirror
Reflecting back the ugliness
Of a distorted face to you
I am an acolyte
Of darker gods
And from their circles
Am I bidden
And so you must
Remain eternally
Unforgiven

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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21 Responses to Unforgiven

  1. Oloriel says:

    The opening lines were so captivating with its power and captivating images, I really like it when a poem grabs my attention fiercly from first sentence.

  2. raeme67 says:

    Wow! All I can say. Great poem!

  3. Wow… very moving and intense… especially the final stanza… wow Sis! xxxxx

  4. You just get better and better….it is incredible to watch!! Big hugs!!

  5. I love love that last stanza especially “I am an acolyte of darker Gods” brilliant! I also love the song Unforgiven by Metallica lol

  6. Wow, I love this, great work!!

  7. thegodspark says:

    I love the darker poems, I love the psychology of them. I love that you write in so many different styles and that you explore the depths of what it is to be human and experience life. You aren’t superficial and I love you for it. I think also, Helenvalentina, that you work also helps people. People can read your work and understand other people better. In a way I think this poem can lead people to accept a bad situation for what it is and move on from it.

  8. “And so you must
    Remain eternally
    Unforgiven”

    Now that is unforgiven. Almost bitter. It resonates.

  9. Adrian Michael says:

    I had to read this over a few times. Always a fan of your work.

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