*this picture was posted with permission from deyedoctor
Made out of wood, iron, or string,
looked weary around the neck of any sinner.
Dangled side to side as it swung,
slipped, loosened, untwined from the Scapular.
Embraced firmly to the old cross,
slipped helplessly away.
Squeezed out all the memories within,
the old worn out fragile string.
Black as the hair of a damsel
corrupted by the heart of a sinner.
Weak as a mortal who sought redemption
it bore the weight of the metallic Cross.
Looked wearily and innocently at me
slowly revealed its intentions.
The framework that humbly aim to carry,
the figure of the forgotten Christ.
Humbly waited for my decisive actions
that reflected these sins in my hands.
It showed me the truth, reclaimed my beliefs,
kept me alive, then I asked for forgiveness.
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