Vallerie Lobell

A Prayer

Help me hold on Lord,
Down on my knees,
Each day I sink lower,
Help me up, please,

Hear the 'groanings of my heart',
'Read my kidneys ' too,
Can't hold on by myself,
I really need You,

I want to dig a deep hole,
And lay down with the others,
More tired I've never been,
Miss my daughter, son, and mother,

I love those still with me,
But I do them no good,
How can I go on?
Help me if You would?

Don't want to be seen,
So depressed and downhearted,
Try to be the 'industrious' one,
Feel defeated before I have started,

So I come to You now,
In the name of Your son,
Will be withered away,
Before day is done,

So as David once asked,
For a 'new spirit within',
With a 'steadfast heart',
Help me see another day begin,

Poem Submitted: Monday, March 17, 2008
Poem Edited: Monday, March 17, 2008

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  • Marvin Brato (5/18/2012 6:52:00 PM)

    faith in God is what we need most especially in our daily struggle in life! Well-penned!

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  • PERSIAN NIGHTINGALEPERSIAN NIGHTINGALE (7/28/2009 2:02:00 AM)

    Amen, beautiful, thanks for sharing 10

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (6/5/2009 7:46:00 AM)

    grievances made known to God...well written poem Vallerie... though the theme inside is grief...10

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  • Egi David Perdana (10/9/2008 8:54:00 AM)

    the ways to make people better is a praying

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  • Ron Flowers (8/19/2008 8:20:00 PM)

    Very sad, very touching, very well written.

    Ron

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  • Colin Jeffery (8/2/2008 3:00:00 AM)

    A very moving poem. Brilliant

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  • , aryaindia (7/27/2008 2:39:00 AM)

    I can feel the sincerity of your sordid words, overflow in the desire they hold. blessings, arya

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  • Sandra Fowler (3/21/2008 4:23:00 PM)

    I am touched by your heartfelt prayer. I am sure that your words reached Heaven, for prayers have wings you know. Take care, my poet friend.

    Warmest regards,

    Sandra

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  • Rani Turton (3/21/2008 8:13:00 AM)

    Surely such a beautifully expressed prayer cannot go unanswered. Thank you for the poem.

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