Laurence Overmire


A Prayer for the Dying


Every day admit me
Please
Into the portal of the
Divine
Allow me to feel
The sublime majesty of life
To know
The sanctity of relationship
To touch
The beauty of Earth
Breathe into this poor undeserving frame
An immortal telling
A lasting consequence
Give me the power
To see
To believe
To dream
Forever.

(Previously published in Poetry Soul To Soul, Dec.2000)

Submitted: Monday, November 15, 2004
Edited: Friday, April 04, 2008

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  • Bonnie Collins (4/20/2008 10:09:00 PM)

    I totally enjoyed this poem very much, it is filled with so much faith, gently penned with visions of hope for all...... Excellent in my oppion...... Bonnie (Report) Reply

  • Elya Thorn (4/16/2006 3:47:00 PM)

    Maybe it's my way of seing things, but this poem seems so full of life and energy, and this would be so so great for a song! ! !
    It is called 'APrayer for the Dying' but I believe it's a prayer every person would say! : -)
    Great job!

    ~~Elya Thorn~~ (Report) Reply

  • Con Nie (4/12/2006 2:39:00 PM)

    The first poem I read on poemhunter today and this is so peaceful and a joy to read. Thanks for writing it. Sincerely, Connie Webb (Report) Reply

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