Daena DeLuna, Grade 10, Sefton High School
Excellence Award in the 'Write Here Write Now 2017' competition
I cleanse, as I await the kingdom come upon this earth,
littered with scum led by the succubus of temptation.
As a messenger, deliverer from evil and holist amongst all,
I need to clean souls corrupted by vile sensation.
I sin, they will be done trespassing against us!
Yet something claws at a heart chained by beads.
Within this frock of fools a radiant light
the beating of this heart impedes.
I kneel, enticed and deceived by a lying Delilah.
Memories etched upon flesh, learning sears within my faith.
Alluring, bated breaths, careful caress.
Immortality trapped within transparent stone walls, your eyes appear line a waitin.
I pray, for forgiveness? Do I dare?
For no longer am I able to finish a prayer.
Pater noster, qui es in caelis atque ab noc nomen mihi