Maurice Harris

Rookie - 123 Points (29 April 1971 / Louisville, KY)

Though I Am Not Now With Thee - Poem by Maurice Harris

Each night, as I lay me down to sleep,
Ever-mindful of the promise I shall keep,
I pray for respite in my heart's lament,
Needing just a glimpse of the magnicifent
And beauteous creations, made in my own image-
If but only for a brief time, to take in their visage!

Nothing, nor anyone may alter my faith, inexorable;
Nor too may they change one simple fact, inescapable-
I am their Father, I should not have to beg or plead
For their consort and pleasance! ! But for one need
Have I, one all-consuming lacking-once a glory, now a void!
Time and their company only may rebuild what you destroyed!

Though I am not now with thee, know this please:
I have an emptiness in my heart only you may appease!

Maurice Harris,24 April 2010

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  • (4/24/2010 8:40:00 PM)

    That was excellent. I really did enjoy it. I loved the way you encorporated anglo saxon style Christian prayers into it. Quite brilliant. I love it when people mix styles and bring back traditional poetry. Please check out my latest poem, if you haven't already. It is a bit of a revival of traditional poetry as well.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 24, 2010

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