L C Vieira

Rookie (Lisbon, Portugal)

Akiane's Birds


Akiane's birds are prayers
but snow falls today.

Are these the missing prayers
of Your people?
Each different? All the same.
Reminders of what could be,
but isn't.

I close my eyes and pray
for birds to carry these back to You,
and that Your gentle footsteps
tread with mercy
on the ones left behind.

Submitted: Monday, April 01, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013
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See Akiane's painting: The Power of Prayer (aged 10)

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