Old Age Prayer - Poem by louis rams
old age seems to be creeping up on me.
i stare at words that i can not see.
i have arthritis setting in
i'm feeling all the needles and pins.
my bones ache, my skin flakes
more pills i can't take
they say there are pills for all you feel
but with this i can not deal.
i felt a headache starting to rise
it felt like thunder and lightning
flashing thru my mind.
thunder and lightning of every kind.
then i was asked a simple question today.
at the end of the day, do i pray?
stunned! i did not know what to say
but the question stayed in my mind
for a very long time.
so that night i said a prayer
woke in the morning without a care.
it seems that prayer puts your body at ease.
and of that- i am pleased.
and now every night i say a prayer
for i know that GOD is near.
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