Judas~ by Shan Ellis

Indigo incensed skies encircle,
fumbling Hail Mary’s clumsily
with fickle fingers on
well weathered rosary,

Forgive me for I have sinned.

But who listens
apart from the rhumed joints
under aged skin which clickclack
slack with unseen guilt
caused by years of faithfulness.

Forgive me for I have sinned.

For thirty silver pieces,
recited words ingrained
with a malignant smile
pale pious lips kiss
but doubt the scripture.
Belief dissipated-enlightened
With age and knowledge.
Forgive me for I have sinned

©Shan Ellis 2012


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Making sense of the world by writing it down, thirty something year old published author and poet Shan Ellis follows her feet and the rhythms of this world, and is happiest exploring it with her two young children…

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5 thoughts on “Judas~ by Shan Ellis

  1. The title was misleading as a loss of faith is not the same as conscious betrayal. A different title would not have seemed so gratuitous. Some fresh imagery but use of forced alliteration a little distracting.

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