The Prayer List

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

About a resident of a nursing home I met.

There’s a broken woman in the town,

Perhaps you’ll see her,

Lame and happy, she drags herself up and down the street,

If she finds you in poor spirit, smiling she’ll ask,

With a love seeming real as the dove’s white wing,

“Will you sign my prayer list?”

If you say yes, she’ll produce a simple sheet of paper and promise,

“I’ll pray for you every day.”

Like an angel looking kindly on your soul through the narrow door,

 

There’s a broken woman in the town,

You may see her more than once,

I met her again for the first time today,

Joy in her eyes as silvery as a church bell,

 

“Will you sign my prayer list?”

“Sure,” I say.


Submitted: December 20, 2020

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