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Mercy

by Gloria Steiding

My heart is tired 
 
Forgiveness must find another way
 
Breathed in through the lungs
 
Like medicinal mist
 
Absorbed through the skin
 
Like soothing sunlight
 
I yearn for it 
 
A virtue I cannot attain
 
I am a prisoner 
 
Only you can release 
 
With words of regret
 
I would fly with the speed of a hummingbird
 
Toward the radiant light.

Published inPoems by Adults