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A Confession

A Confession

Forgive me Lord for I did sin
And while I did I had a grin
You see I stole from the Communal Plate
But believe me it was the priests’ own fate

He took me in and showed me care
Then showed me where I would soon grow hair
He taught me how to raise the Law
I thought he was making me a whore

Forgive me lord I sinned again
It was driven from my great pain
The priest did not suicide in grief
I murdered him for my relief

I used the money to buy a toy
You see lord I was still a boy

5.14 Australian EDST 11/11/2009
Copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

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Based on fact, but I am not going into that. All my confessions, I hope, are made.

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  • Tom Broderick IPA
    Tom Broderick IPAover 4 years ago

    dont know what to think greg great story. tom

  • Thanks Tom, appreciated… no story

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockover 4 years ago

    Wow..wow..this is a powerful. moving piece of poetry…this pulled so hard at me Greg…incredible.

  • Thanks Chris, appreciated as always !

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehover 4 years ago

    Really powerful write.

  • Thanks Cassidy !!!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • IzzyGumbo
    IzzyGumboover 4 years ago

    Intense! Powerful write my friend.

  • Thanks Izzy, appreciated

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehover 4 years ago


    Congratulations. This is being featured in the Anger Management group.
    ~ Rubyjo and Cassidy ~

  • Flattered and humbled !!!!! Thanks to you both, and the Group !!!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 4 years ago

    great Greg!

  • Very flattering and humbling !!! Thanks Ushna xoxoxo

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 4 years ago

    incredibly powerful writing…congratulations on your feature…

  • Thanks Boo, appreciated as always !!!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 4 years ago

    Incredible and powerful. Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thanks Helen !! Always appreciated !!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 4 years ago

    Wow. Incredible. I woudl rather not make any more comments, for this is too raw and powerful and true. Iris

  • Thanks Happyfeet5, appreciated !!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

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