by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Do not sin and betray the trust of your lover,
but if you have or if you do,
you must keep silent
and bear the burden
alone – forever
the pain and the shame is yours to bear
in silence to the grave 

Do not be the whimpering coward
or the heartless monster
that longs to confess and
seek forgiveness
from the one you betrayed 

do not worsen the injury
and wrong by revealing it
Do not destroy the love and trust
your lover still has for you
even though you know
you don’t deserve it
even though you have betrayed it
just so you can escape the mental torment
of your sin with their forgiveness 

Your confession and request for forgiveness
would be just as cruel as your betrayal
keep silent and live with the knowledge
of your betrayal
do not stain the soul
and break the heart of your beloved
with your cowardly and pathetic confession 

Have the courage and strength
to withstand your soul’s contempt 

Copyright © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights ReservedInspired by John Castellenas’ “The Season Of Love

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