FEELING OF GUILT

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A day when I acquired a new asset,  a day that I will not forget,

 A day when I destroyed my moral compass, only left with regret

I took a friend’s phone left on the desk,  a horrible mistake made by me,

I took a friend’s phone left on the desk, when there was no one else to see!   

I tried to give it back but my mind changed a bit,

then further thought and decided,”Why not keep it?”

***

Returning to the hostel, everyone busy searching there,  I saw rushing all around,

peering into every room– hoping that the phone would be found.

Frightened by seeing faces with fury,

I managed to hide it in a hurry

When I went to the friend to take a look,

whose phone I willingly took.

I saw his sorrow and pale face,

I felt from inside a feeling of disgrace.

Realizing that I have made a big mistake,

I said to myself, “I am not a friend but a fake.”

A burden of stress started to build, feeling pains of guilt,

I decided to give it back, and take leave of this dishonest quilt!

But I had no courage to return the stolen goods in front of everyone!

I wrote a letter of apology to him, my honesty a bastian.

             confessing my fault and asking for forgiveness,

I placed it with the phone in his room, amid the midnight  darkness.  

  In the morning I saw his feeling of joy,

His finding of what was lost and not destroyed

Then I felt relief from within,

and so sorry for my sin

so sorry for being host,

of wrong and selfish thoughts…almost!

 by
KAMLESH ORAON

(Actually my phone was taken and returned a day after with the name unknown)
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10 thoughts on “FEELING OF GUILT

  1. You discribe guilt wonderfully…the inclusion of still needing to absolve yourself without having doing it in front of everyone gives your thief pride that guilt over his actions could not be sacraficed….even if doing so would take away a burden of his. Well done. 🙂 Before I go, I would like to thank you for following my blog and invite you to come over and take a look whenever you find the time. 🙂

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