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Prayers for Strength

Author: my shadow
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Prayers for Strength

When bearers of lies
hurl their spears at my heart,
May I have strength
to breathe them aside
with truth.

When Officious buzzards swoop down
to steal flesh from my bones,
may I have strength
to hold their necks with my hands
and transform those birds
into doves.

Submitted on 2011-09-18 00:19:09     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  Happy day ~*~ I love this minimalistic piece for it's power with smiles to share ;-)
| Posted on 2011-09-29 00:00:00 | by Epiphany | [ Reply to This ]
  I very much agree with Jacob.

Officious buzzards , thought that was clever.
| Posted on 2011-09-19 00:00:00 | by lori_tab | [ Reply to This ]
  This poem reminds me of Buddhist living with the emphasis on breath and compassion.
This is a beautiful piece. If I could make just one suggestion it would be to tweak the last bit...just a little.

Ex: to hold their necks with my hands
and transform those birds
into doves

could read:
to hold their necks in my hands
and transform them to doves.

Just a little thing. I look forward to reading more from you. Thanks for sharing this.

Kind regards,

| Posted on 2011-09-18 00:00:00 | by EW61 | [ Reply to This ]
  "breathe them aside/ with truth"

that is quite a powerful line.
| Posted on 2011-09-18 00:00:00 | by jacoberin | [ Reply to This ]

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