JohnPeter Creighton

Rookie - 2 Points (Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois / 15 March1961)

A Prayer For Angels - Poem by JohnPeter Creighton

Dear Lord God,

I don't know

what

I could have done,

but if I listen, will you tell me?

Dear Lord Jesus

I fell in pieces

and all of my men

could do nothing.

Would you, please;

I know you can! I can!

My Lord, my God,

I know your word.

But I have been oh,

such a turd.

Let me break down

& fertilize.

I decompose

& realize.

When life begins once more anew

let me just be a little roo.

a little rue

will sometimes do,

but sooner or later,

you alligator,

you got to get up

from that muddy crawl

and proudly walk

down through the hall.

Amen.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about A Prayer For Angels by JohnPeter Creighton

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
[Report Error]