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Poem: A Prayer (Nov. 29, 1967)

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A Prayer

Dear Lord, forgive me for having tried to use you.

Here I am. Take me and use me.

I rubbed my old lamp,

my cold, dead lamp,

and thought you would jump

like a Jinni

and build my fairy castles.

Forgive me Lord. Help me repent. Yes, use me up. Wear me out.

Rub me against the polish of thy work

So that shiny as a pearl,

I take on a new luster, in which

Everyone can find his own reflection,

Everyone can find her own reflection,

Oh Christ,

in the jewelry

of thy new Jerusalem.

Amen.

Peter Krey

Nov. 29, 1967

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Written by peterkrey

November 21, 2008 at 8:49 am

Posted in 1, My Poems

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