U is for Unfinished Prayer

Unfinished Prayer

for Ellie Linton

have mercy on us
three personed God
forgive us as we
trespass on your laws
lend us your Grace
as we fight in your name
give us the strength
to keep up with this game

we live in the night
for safety and right
in fear of the sunrise
and personal slight
we live in this life
there is nothing left
but a drive for survival
and a cross round my neck

have mercy on us
where for art thou my Lord
have mercy on us
as we march through this wood
have mercy on us
when the bridges come down
have mercy on us
in a petrol burned town
have mercy on us
for this I pray
have mercy on us
on this dirty day
have mercy on us
have mercy dear Lord
have mercy on us
have mercy on our souls

For the month of April I’ve committed to writing 26 poems, falling into the Alphabet.  To learn more about my project, check out my introduction.  To learn more about the A-to-Z Challenge visit www.a-to-zchallenge.com.


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