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How We Pray....

Poetry is the food of the soul. It's my greatest contribution to the world and an area I can always grow.


Are we really so different?

Voices from the world

Customs, language,

Hopes and dreams

Symptoms of being human

And yet spiritually

We seek improvement

For ourselves and other

And when we pray

We do it the same way

Bow our heads

Make a commitment,

To a higher power

Words are different

Messages the same

We all will ask

Time and again

For safety, health

Child well-being

Sometime prosperity

Heal our pain

Give us strength

No more disease

Clean, fresh water

Let us sleep with ease

Help our neighbors

Feed the poor

Stop the bombings

Stop the wars

Just stop it all!

Seems we’ve found

That common ground

No one thought was there.

Could be because

We weren’t looking?

Our gods may differ

Doctrines and disciplines

Customs, clothes

Holy places too

Nearly everything,

Except, of course

That we keep praying

Seeking healing

A higher message

And a loving feeling

© 2020 Ralph Schwartz

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