Not autobiographical, but a contemplation on the unvarnished reality of "now"


Night Prayer

Lord Jesus I pray for peace
Night has gathered its dark
Moving in quiet sloth
To cover stars and moon
Distant cities cast a cloud glow
Cold dead without care or love.

Lord Jesus I pray for peace
The day has once more
Yielded the field to chaos
In another endless game
Mercy called for yet
Once more ridiculed

Lord Jesus I pray for peace
My life in tatters
My soul in shreds
I pray for wholeness
Among these carbon shards
Of broken diamonds




Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-10-07 at 15:02

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Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
Mercy and peace. I'm with you, kind sir!
2017-10-09



Amen. This world is such a mess anymore with
all the crazy killings & such going on. We need
the Lord, that's for sure.
2017-10-08


mvvenkataraman
This poem tells the truth openly
Poet has expressed his grievances
Nowhere he has talked about joy
That itself makes this a real beauty
I feel everyone suffers in some way
Only a poet could tell it openly
This gives him solace denied to others
I pat the poet for his genuine ideas
May God bless him with true peace
And give that to us also with love.

mvvenkataraman
2017-10-08


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
So many prayers are needed at these times of so many uncertainties.
Ashe
2017-10-07


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
A good prayer, certainly. Appealing to Lord Jesus, though, leaves so many out. There might be a better chance for peace if one prayer served all.
2017-10-07