Absent Prayers Poem by YURI DURAAN

Absent Prayers

Rating: 3.1

I find it easy to pray for
other people -
to wish them happiness
it makes me feel
virtuous and
a little bit righteous…
especially when praying for my enemies…

Oh! How I can pray for my enemies!
“those who have trespassed against…”
litany after litany
during dark nights
pacing the wooden floors
with my bare feet,
avoiding the accusatory reflections
of my own eyes
in bare windows…

“Pray for me! ” it says as I turn a corner
“Pray for me! ” as I go up the stairs,
my voice repeating incantations -
names of those I pray for –
my mouth forming the syllables
the many requests..
fervently I pray
for them
not for me

never for me

Vidyadhar Durgekar 08 June 2008

hmm.very interesting and beautifully concieved theme.............good poem

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Loyd C Taylor Sr 06 June 2008

Hello my friend and this is an awesome poem and a awonderful occupation and past time to pray! Good! Loyd

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Marvin Brato 06 June 2008

A poetic masterpiece that depicts true character! A 10-.

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Broken Peaces 05 June 2008

A caring clever play with genuine feelings Yuri you are a heartfelt person and your own personal happiness will be a fitting reward regards Chris

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Kevin Wells 05 June 2008

A clever blend of honesty and Irony...love it!

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Tony Karas 09 July 2013

Wow man! Excellent! I am exactly the same way... for I know I am no worthy of prayers.

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Colin Jeffery 17 August 2008

A very moving poem from a great poet

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Gone with the wind 02 July 2008

One of the best poems I ever read! A 10

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Rani Turton 08 June 2008

Very readable, and thought-provoking too. Do we often pray for our enemies I mean?

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C.R. Clark 08 June 2008

I believe that God expects our prayers to be completely unselfish.I think he must be very pleased with yours. What a beautiful attitude you have, dear lady, and what a lovely poem you have written. Thank you. Richard

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