“I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife”…

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The hand written confession,
she left by the bed…

Was filled with dark secrets,
from deep within her head…

Revealing her anguish and
stained by her tears…

It was an accumulation,
built up through the years…

She’s now left it behind,
for those close to read…

As her battle scarred soul,
was released and finally freed…

And this detailed explanation,
confessed all her sins…

All the mistakes she made,
whilst encouraged to sing…

By the Devil in her heart,
such a forbidden lover…

Who took full control and
distracted like no other…

She was attracted to him,
like a moth to a flame…

She couldn’t resist him and
she carried that shame…

Along with many secrets,
that she hid from her world…

As she risked everything,
whilst the whirlwind whirled…

And swept her up into,
a deceitful double life…

Rendezvousing with strangers and
sexual encounters in the night…

But the thrill of the moment,
bore the heavy price of guilt…

And the cold morning light,
would waken her demons inbuilt…

Who haunted her days,
till she could take no more…

And when she finished the letter,
she finally ended that war…

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45 responses to ““I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife”…

  1. ahhh…the song that made me fall in love with Hozier…..I absolutely love the poem you put with it J….very powerful, sometimes you can only outrun your demons so long….love this -alex

      • Oh wow, vinyl..I am gonna have to start a collection of those before they disappear. Ya know, I was going thru some music articles when this song popped up as number one for somethin….I listened to it, and was hooked. You are so welcome. They are amazing. Again, loved this piece with the song as well..but yes, Hozier..just have this sound..when you want to hear them…you want to listen…great to see you J… Cheers -alex

      • Vinyl is coming back in fashion – my collection was only started 4 months or so ago and I already have 50 or so – I would encourage it!! It’s therapeutic too, plus I am sick of downloading for £££ and having nothing in my hands to show for it!! Cheers J

  2. I’ve been meaning to write a poem with this song as inspiration. It’s a magnificent and powerful piece, and you have captured that power in your own words. Very well done.

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  4. If you do, follow the “directions” for modern haiku. The traditional is difficult in English and easier in Japanese apparently because of the difference in the way the languages are structured.

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