Mike Finley

Rookie (July 4,1950 / Flint, Michigan)

Prayer Of Thomas Merton (Rewrite) - Poem by Mike Finley

Where I am going, I don't know
The road ahead twists out of sight

Where it will lead no one can say
I hardly even know myself

The fact that I think I'm doing right
does not mean I really am

But I believe the desire to please you
does in fact please you

And I am determined to inject that thought
in everything I say and do

And I believe that if I do this mostly
You will take my arm and lead me to you

Though I don't feel you, though I could feel fear
I will find a way to trust you

Even though I seem lost, even though
death stands face to face with me like a thief

I am not afraid
for you are mine and I am yours
and alone is no longer a possiblity



(A rewrite of a poem by Fr. Thomas Merton)


Comments about Prayer Of Thomas Merton (Rewrite) by Mike Finley

  • Joe Breunig (10/21/2011 7:59:00 AM)


    A delightful rewrite of the original, seeing that it holds true to Merton's intent; wonderfully written!

    -Joe Breunig
    author/poet, Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 1, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 17, 2006


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