A Prayer ~ A Litany ~ Our Time Together

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A Prayer

April Poetry Month ~ Poem 16

A Litany

That we might be as one without offense.

That we might discover between us

Something of God and of man without pretense.

That we might overcome the snares, the pitfalls

To which we, as man, as woman

Are mortal heirs.

~

Let not the claims of desire

Become disguised as need.

Let not the better intention

Fall before our innate weakness.

The night will come,

When we must know ourselves

Even in darkness.

~

Let us not come away weeping

For shame or despair without defense

I would that of our final moments

We would cherish our knowing

And rejoice in our having been.

Amen.

©adavis-ahaverty 1986

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teaches12345 4 years ago

What a beautiful vow to make. I always enjoy reading your poems because they have so much meaning to them. Voted beautiful and awesome!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wonderful poem, you wrote this so well. Voted up beautiful,Joyce.


Hubert Williams 4 years ago

Anna, I remember a time when you thought about not writing anymore. How could we ever have witnessed and felt the beauty of your soul if that had happenned? It would be as if the birds had quit singing. This is another beautiful example of your warm expressions.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Hubert, you don't know how that makes me feel. So sweet of you to make such a welcomed comment. Thank you. I'm encouraged.

Joyce, thank you for the votes. Have a lovely day.

Teaches, not all of my poems have deep meanings, but I'm glad you percieve what I'm trying to say. Your opinion I value. Thank you.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

The night will come,

When we must know ourselves

Even in darkness.

Beautiful writing Ann!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

This is very beautiful and straight from the heart. Beautiful words, beautiful emotions and feelings in the form of your fantabulous poem. Voted up and enjoyed reading. Loved the photo.

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