Matt Ancient

Rookie - 49 Points (11 january 1985 / Africa)

A prayer of the afflicted Poem by Matt Ancient


Hear my prayer oh lord
For life's too expensive
That i can't afford
I created prosperity
But i did not have any
I showed them love
But they hated me cruelly
I loved freedom
But i was not free
I had eyes
But i couldn't see
Remember my oppression
Remember my affliction
Control my heart
And help me tread a good path
Remember me oh God
Be my guide
Don't put me to shame
But make me a good name
And a great fame
So that at the end
My life will be a legend

Submitted: Monday, January 28, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Comments about this poem (A prayer of the afflicted by Matt Ancient )

  • Rookie - 182 Points Oladehinde J. Ibikunle (7/17/2013 3:48:00 AM)

    Images of affliction are well drawn. It's a dark but comely poem. It's a great one (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,371 Points Patricia Grantham (3/9/2013 6:16:00 PM)

    Honorable Poet, This is a really great poem. It is always a good thing to pray
    for ourselves and our shortcomings. It is the only way that we will get better. Much appreciated. (Report) Reply

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