After reading Cynthia’s love letter, Todd is cut to the quick, and decides he must unburden himself.
If like a wolf, my heart has strayed,
if like a river floods its banks, I’ve tarried
longer than I ought to have within
another’s arms, forgotten I was married
for another’s charms, is it a sin?
Dare I ask whether or not you are dismayed?
If love adds not colour to this wrong,
if eternal lines swell to pitch this song,
if sorrows bear this burden along
the river of deceit flowing down, down
ever downward, could your true love
find grace to colour my own pale-grown
affection in a hue which may yet prove
trustworthy, honourable, and strong?
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|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|I have just read the three poems and wonder about the possible interactions. Everything can happen, everything is contained in questions. One longs for the moment of grace when all doubts disappear.
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR ALL SOULS...HE KNOWS HE IS WRONG AND ADMITS IT...HE BEGS FOR FORGIVENESS IN DEEP CONTRITION AND HUMILIY. I LOVE IT! THANKS YOU, AGAIN, ROGER. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Offenders who consciously repeat tend to. Only time will tell if his three purported attributes still exist having been sorely tested. Personally, I ain't buying it. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Extreme emotions woven expertly through a river of reflection!
|Reviewed by jude forese
|you poem is infused with an assortment of deep emotional questions of the heart, effectively portrayed in your poem, Roger ...|
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|powerful poignant read|
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|I'd say yes, Todd, twice. And finally ... probably not, but there is certainly no harm in wondering, or wishing, or, of course charming (in an attempt to coerce subtly) with the insistent flow of poetry and bon bons..... P.S. know that unburdening is acceptable, Todd, as long as you don't leave a mess. (-: r|
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|*Roger* Perhaps not a primary color, but
one of your chosing by mixing and blending
hues of pink and blue!!!
|Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
|To seeking his vibrant colour of forgiveness, and find
himself trustworthy, honourable, and strong once again.
Very well written ~ Roger Lady Mary Ann
|Reviewed by Joy Hale
|You know how to ask the tough questions! I think this is not an answer delivered from mankind, but from the higher source that we believe in. A most thought provoking write. An excellent offering.
Joy L. Hale
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|Questions, questions that are almost unanswerable . . .|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Strong, emotional write, Roger. Well done.|