The Clemency Plea

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My proudest time is here on my knees.

Submitted: June 23, 2018

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There’s no peace that will grant me mercy

There’s no path to solitude

There’s no reason to show me clemency,

But it’s all I ask of you

 

Not a damn day goes by

Where I’m not asking myself why

Not a single hour transpires

When I’m not asking how

 

There’s no peace that will grant me mercy

There’s no path to solitude

There’s no reason to show me clemency,

But it’s all I ask of you

 

Every year, I revisit my sins

Every year, I account for my deeds

Every time I feel this hole widen

Eating away a part of me

 

What will I become when this hole stops taking away?

Who will I be then when I’m not the man of yesterday?

Is this good or bad, this hole that takes away?

Is it good or bad, I won’t be the man from yesterday?

 

There’s no peace that will grant me mercy

There’s no path to solitude

There’s no reason to show me clemency,

But it’s all I ask of you

 

Judge me now, not then

When I was a stupid child.

Judge me now, not then

When I thought the world owed me some.

See me for who I am

I’m a man whose lived a while

I’ve come to regret, I’ve come to make amends

 

There’s no peace that will grant me mercy

There’s no path to solitude

There’s no reason to show me clemency,

But it’s all I ask of you

 

Tell me why you hate me

I bet I’ll say the same things.

Tell me why you loathe me

I bet I’ll pluck the same strings

 

I’m not a proud man,

My proudest time is here on my knees

I’m not an angry man

I’m only looking for peace

 

There’s no peace that will grant me mercy

There’s no path to solitude

There’s no reason to show me clemency,

But it’s what I’m here to ask from you


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