Eric Cockrell


If I Prayed For You... (I Just Did) - Poem by Eric Cockrell

if i prayed for you,
with the eyes of a child,
beaten, bruised, and hungry...
would you see, would you know?

if i prayed for you,
with an old man's hands,
hard, calloused, and gentle...
would you feel, would you know?

if i prayed for you,
with a mother's tears,
her daughter raped by your soldiers...
would you change, would you know?

if i prayed for you,
with a homeless man's heart,
a human story untold...
would you care, would you know?

if i prayed for you,
with a farmer's faith,
plowing and planting unseen...
would you believe, would you know?

if i prayed for you,
from a soldier's conviction,
who laid down his guns and walked away...
would you be inspired, would you know?

if i prayed for you,
with a real doctor's conscience,
who made his life's work for the poor...
would you love, would you know?

if i prayed for you,
with the protester's courage,
beaten and arrested for the truth...
would you live, would you know?

if i prayed for you,
from the heart of god,
revealing holy desire....
hey, i just did!


Comments about If I Prayed For You... (I Just Did) by Eric Cockrell

  • (5/25/2012 12:58:00 AM)


    Superb poem from a true heart...I just hope they will see and believe...

    Siya_! !
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  • (5/23/2012 3:49:00 PM)


    We could all do with a prayer said for us now and again,
    A great poem.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 23, 2012


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