A Repentance

A Repentance

A Repentance 150 150 Jason Ramsey

Waning appetite of faith-junctions betrothed.
Relaxing, embracing tapestries lost.
Misplaced versions of stark archetypes,
Leaning, beleaguering, vacating thin veils
Of guilt-shed sin on vandalized walls.
We wait. Fake. Deface.
Glorified perversions of angst-ridden blame,
An upheaval of martyrdom
Placating grace.
We wait like frost-white dalliances of hate.

Mirrored truths of disingenuous praise.
Succumbing, shedding insidious skin.
Forlorn ashes of dead souls,
Simmering, frothing, bequeathing tastes
Of half-sighed lies on brittle-dry lips.
We drink. Sink. Relinquish.
An artifact of fate
Belaboring grace.
We claw like wolf-thieves approaching the gate.

Repenting diatribes of angelic malaise.
Atoning, dethroning serpentine reign.
Heralded saints of banished restraint,
Bleeding, careening, embattling faith
Of deaf-toned harps on bleak magistrates.
We pour. Scowl. Implore.
An advocate of priesthood
Postulating will.
Who better than Jesus on Calvary’s hill?


Jason Ramsey

Jason Ramsey is the founder and executive director of ALTARWORK and Amity Coalition. He's married with five kids - including two sets of twins - and walks the tightrope of family, job, and ministry with both eagerness and unease. He gravitates towards mental health advocacy, social and religious equality, hard-life fiction, classical liturgy, modern worship, the Detroit Tigers, and all things Michigan State University. His writing has been featured at Patheos, Venn Magazine, The Mudroom, and The Bees Are Dead, among others. Connect with him below!

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