Confessional Haikus

I was inspired to write these three Haiku poems after I saw the prompt on ‘Haiku Heights’ – the prompt was ‘confession’.

Confessional box
allows me to be pardoned –
free to sin again.

Confessing his crime
the killer sought forgiveness –
God gave it some thought.

They said it was him,
but he hadn’t done anything.
He confessed anyway.


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    1. Mike

      Thank you for dropping by.
      So glad you enjoyed them.
      I great question – no guilt. therefore no need to confess?
      Why, I wonder, do some people feel so much more guilt than others?


  1. Claudia

    confession and forgiveness are powerful forces and i think i will never fully understand…some may take it lightly as you state in your first haiku…free to sin again…for me it means free to live again when otherwise i would die somewhere in the dark..
    i like how you took three different examples and had a close “look” with your words…


  2. Joe Hesch

    Love the form and how you must cut and polish your thoughts down down down to a brilliant little diamond. Haiku is how I started writing poetry and I still do one or two haiku/senryu every day. You have the right stuff for this form, which can only help you in the rest of your writing. Well done, Mike!


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