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I am not a praying man.
i am not a praying man.
yet slowly the fever grips me
crawling along my flesh
ripping meat from sinew
my sins and soul enmeshed.
No one can save me, you can.
no One can save me, You can.

Of confessions I know nothing.
I confess that i know nothing.
I, a professed acolyte of the world
and all her pleasures
with my savoir vivre, I know nothing.
Except that I die.
I die and become..nothing. All that I am.
And in this frenzy,this slashing madness
that seizes my heart and humbles me
I fear not all is forgiven.
For in this instance I see
beyond my blood pooled eyes
that there was life beyond the pale.
And end this


I AM NOT A PRAYING MAN
I AM NOT A PRAYING MAN
NO ONE CAN SAVE ME YOU CAN.
BLANCHE ME OF STAIN
ABSOLVE ME FROM SIN
IN THE NAME OF MOTHER, AND SON
AMEN.
FOR THE END IS NIGH
THE END IS NIGH
AND ALL SINNERS MUST REPENT.
MOST HURRIEDLY SHALL THEY REPENT.
DO NOT FEAR
THAT I SHALL STAIN YOUR IMMACULATE ATTIRE
WITH MY GRIMY STREET AND GUTTER DESIRE
OR EVEN THAT I AM DESERVING OF SUCH GRACE.
FOR I KNOW,IN MY BLACKEST HEART.
FROM MY BLACKEST HEART, I HAVE SPOKEN WORDS
FROM MY FORKED TONGUE
AND SLITHERED INTO THE WOMBS
OF THOSE WHO WOULD BIRTH THE END OF ALL.
MY VORACIOUS APPETITE HAS OVERCOME ME
AND I AM SURROUNDED BY MAGGOTTY FLESH.
MY ROTTING,STINKING,TAINTED FLESH.
COME, COME CLOSER, MOTHER.
LOOK UPON THY OTHER SON,
OF CLOVEN FOOT AND SKIN LIKE DUN,
THE ONE WHO TORE YOU LIMB FROM LIMB,
THE ONE THAT WAS CONCEIVED IN SIN
THE ONE WHO SPLIT YOUR HEART IN TWO
THE ONE WHO WOULD DEVOUR YOU
COME.






------
Yania Padilla


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The following comments are for "I am not a Praying Man"
by Yania

not a praying man
Interesting write, the pace got faster and faster in my mind, almost in desperation, which I imagine is where you were going with this. Will look your work up again.

Nae

( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: March 8, 2005 )





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