Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Eve's Prayer

Today I had something else planned for this blog, but my dear friend and fellow writer/blogger/WMD member Eve recently posted such a beautiful poem on her blog, The Desert Rocks, I asked--and received--permission to reprint it here. Do check out Eve's blog, and if you're not already a follower, start now. She's a very talented writer and a first class human being. Knowing her is an inspiration in itself, and I am so honored to be able to call her my friend.






Prayers

The trumpets sound-
The call is made.
God looks down
You’re not afraid.


Repetitive words constantly
Mumbled in heart-wrenching angst.
You close your eyes and try again,
Reaching upward through the ranks.
Maybe the grandparents can help--
Saints might hear your need--
The disciples are listening,
The Virgin Mary offers relief.
Angels please—


Redial-


Your desperate plea—


Resend.


It’s like a scream in your head.
Clasping your hands
‘Fore entering bed,
You urge the Almighty
To spring into action-
Garbling words with sorrowful passion-
Tears flowing-
Spent and alone-
Rooster’s crowing-
You try it again.


The trumpets sound-
The call is made.
God looks down
You’re not afraid.


10 comments:

  1. Evie is such a beautiful, wonderful person...and a great poet too! I love her and all her works. Norma's right...if you're not a follower, you should be. Thanks Evie and Norma!

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  2. It's such a strong poem, very vivid, and Eve's a terrific person.

    Like Norma and Beth have said... if you're not already following the Desert Rocks, you should be.

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  3. Thank you Norma for featuring my poem. Wow, I'm blushing. The feeling is mutual. I am honored too.
    Big time!

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  4. Love the words and the word pictures it brings to mind. Very cool. Eve did a great job. I will pop over and peruse her blog. Thanks for the head's up, Norma.

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  5. That's so touching, Eve. Truly a work of art.

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  6. I have stopped by her blog several times and we are alike as we are desert dwellers. Different deserts.
    Wonderful poem.
    Thanks for the post today.

    cheers, parsnip

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  7. Very beautiful and powerful. And yes, it is very important to ask then receive permission to repost!;)

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  8. Yes, even from a friend. As we all know, not everyone thinks asking permission is necessary.

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  9. This is indeed a powerful poem.

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  10. Wow! This is a wonderful poem. Oh, wow. Eve, I didn't know you wrote poetry. Can you share this and other poems you've written in 'Poetry Corner that is both on Facebook and on WD site?

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