rebelling against low expectations

The Sinner’s Final Breath—A Poem


the romans, they condemned me
condemned me to the confines of hell
so they nailed me to a cross
and speared my tender side

and as i laid there hanging
naked and alone
the messiah, he turned toward me
and in his eyes i saw
a ocean of forgiveness
and a mind that knew no wrong

see, the romans had condemned him
condemned him to the darkness of death
but he will not stay
for light can not be slain by dark

and as i laid there hanging
naked and alone
the messiah, he turned toward me
but another called and mocked him
then from my lips it fell
a harsh reprimand, a guilty hope for me

“don’t you fear God?
we are punished justly
but this man
he has done nothing wrong”

and then i turned my desperate eyes
upon the Son of Man
“remember me, Jesus”
and remember me he did

and as he laid there hanging
naked and denied
the messiah gave me hope
“surely, i tell you
today you will be with me
in paradise”

and those saving words
like balm to my soul
were my final breath
a chant unto my spirit
that i may not die
naked and alone

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Caitlyn Wright

Caitlyn Wright is an American teen who loves writing poetry and fiction (with the occasional screenplay). She hopes to share the beauty she has found in the pulse and rhythm of language and inspire other teenagers through the grace of God. Caitlyn loves black tea, rainy days, the ocean, and all forms of art; be it music, writing, painting, or dance.

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