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Merciful

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23 October 2019, MVT 10:33
'Merciful' by Lines by Lai. PHOTO: SHASHANK SASHEY / UNSPLASH
23 October 2019, MVT 10:33

I’ve forgiven you

I’ve granted your pardon.//

The silky lies

That rolled off your silky tongue,

I’ve wiped it off.//

I kept count

Of your dreadful sins;

A one; a ten; a thousand;

Pages,

Till they became books

And my hands shook.//

I ran miles.

In search of the souls

You murdered with your vicious eyes,

To beg them to show Mercy on you.//

You’ve drained my blood

And clenched my soul.

But this very dawn,

I’ve let it off my chest

I’ve forgiven you.

- Lines by Lai

Lai is a 17-year-old finding the way of life through art and poetry. For more of their work, give them a follow on Instagram at @lines.by.lai

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