A Prayer for the Living

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Poetic Dreamers

A poem from 2003. Read it.

A Prayer For The Living

I know to say
A prayer for the dying;
But what do I say
For those who go on trying?

Those of us who
Have been cursed;
Those of us who
Have been hallowed;
Who know sorrows
In endless torrents;
Who know delights
In fleeting breaths.

Is there any hope for us?
When will we be blessed?

So now I say a prayer for the living.


Submitted: August 01, 2019

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hullabaloo22

Oh, boy, this is so true. How tempting it can be to just give up, but sometimes that is just not an option. Excellent write.

Fri, August 2nd, 2019 6:56pm

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