Shame’s Accusation #PoemTrail #Poetry

#Intertwined #Slither #290
Image credit: Rémi Chapeaublanc


Its grip


Shame’s accusation

humiliates me

Its tongue

taunts me

Slithering over my head


in a web of



© 2018 Jason A. Muckley

This was a response to the photo above by Rémi Chapeaublanc and the prompt words: Intertwined and Slither on @poemtrail’s twitter feed.

Taken at face value, this poem does not offer any hope. If you have done things great or small that you regret, that you cannot take back. If you have done things that have hurt people you love, there is nothing you can do to take those things back. There is an accuser out there, in your head, that will remind you over and over and try to define you and lie to you about your worth based on what you’ve done.

I am Christian. I believe in Jesus Christ. He tells us a different story. He came to earth, lived a perfect life, and died on a cross to atone for everything you have done that was wrong. He tells us that we can come to him as imperfect, flawed, damaged people and ask for salvation. He tells us that he died for us and he will forgive all your wrongdoing. There still are consequences to our actions but in the eyes of God, he sees his Son, Jesus’ sacrifice.

I know many people disagree with me and we can discuss that in the comments section below, but your past does not have to define you. You can be free from your past in Jesus.

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