Mike Finley Poems
Prayer Of Thomas Merton (Rewrite)
Where I am going, I don't know
The road ahead twists out of sight
Where it will lead no one can say
I hardly even know myself
The fact that I think I'm doing right
does not mean I really am
But I believe the desire to please you
does in fact please you
And I am determined to inject that thought
in everything I say and do
And I believe that if I do this mostly
You will take my arm and lead me to you
Though I don't feel you, though I could feel fear
I will find a way to trust you
Even though I seem lost, even though ...
Stars, ignore the crimes occurring
like catfights under the windows.
Sometimes we're ashamed
of what goes on in the alley,
the things we overturn
and track into the house.
If we were cats we'd know
when to move on.