Charl JF Cilliers

Gold Star - 5,763 Points (25 January 1941 / Cape Town, South Africa)

Prayer - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

Even those who pass
through church doors can often
be surprised by prayer

the tiny familiar ache
of loss like a baby’s fingers clutching
at a breast, or the surprise

and warm delight of a voice
heard across a great absence
of forgetfulness, neglect

or perhaps sitting here, within
the broken walls of a life
searching with some purpose for words
with which to give simple thanks.

Topic(s) of this poem: prayer

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 12, 2015

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