Do not hear me when I call, O God
For I am not so demanding
I do not imagine I would be saved
Besides, what about all the others?
Save first the innocent, the pure
The righteous who are brave
To never call upon thee,
They who have not hurt others
For what glory is there in imagining
Being close to God. Selah. ?
Without helping others, a life
Is not truly worth living, after all. Selah.
Let me know the true value of
Sacrifice, let me find a method to
Serve. Selah. Nothing else really matters:
I will both lay me down in peace
And find joy in the love of giving
For I have taken a lot, enough, truly.
Let me not imagine sin, Deare God
When sin is a concept of obedience
Let not my righteousness extend
Into thinking I am more holy
Than any other soul, for all souls
Must be made of the same stuff
As are all bodies, brains, stars. Selah.
A Day! Help and yet another day
Where if prayers were as passer-byes!
They do not greet me, what a world
Such as this, deserves less prayers
More acts of startled selfishness
Might date a victory, in some forgotten
Future, where the past is no longer remembered
These nations and empires and economies
Do not steady my worrisome soul
My psyche was not built for war
Or angel-worn prosperity, I eat
The hopping-sideways for miracles
My life a quiet volunteer work
Of learning empathy in such hurried grounds
My velvet mouth chasing crumbs
With the taste of beauty and divinity
Lingering in my mouth, silver steam
Turmeric and ginger tongue-bells
Garlic butterflies off to the fragrance of noon.
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