Prayer

Prayer

A Poem by Neville Pettitt

Prayer

 

Dear Lord

I have planned

Each second breath

And have since programmed

Each and every gasp pant and sigh

I have checked the integrity of my DNA

And forged an alibi

 

 

I will now

Show you hunger

I will now show you pain

I will now show you freedom

Time and time and time again

 

 

Shall I ever

 See you naked

Or exercise this tongue

Pray relieve me of this appetite

I beg thy will be done....…….Amen

 

 

 


© 2018 Neville Pettitt



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Yoicks I love this prayer! Witty, humble, self-deprecating, cuttingly honest- and a great laugh. “I beg thy will be done...” -yes, but gently, gently- Ha! Great poem and thoroughly enjoyed, Neville my friend.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

6 Months Ago

you are far too generous, and not too gently done, I assure you, just perfectly, says one poet to an.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

6 Months Ago

And one friend to another.:))
Neville Pettitt

6 Months Ago

most amazingly tis true....
I've had this very feeling a time or two (or ten) . . . pray we get some relief, eh? Nothing as delicious as one's honesty tangled up with piety. You have a way with words (((NUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

6 Months Ago

I am of course humbled by the extravagance of praise you bestow on me, and I like it damn it.... nug.. read more
Amazing and humbling words- yes let thy will be done- 🌹

Posted 6 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

6 Months Ago

thank you so much dear friend and poet.. much appreciated, as always..N
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

6 Months Ago

Pleasure is mine dear Sir🌹
Instead of finishing the prayer , we stop and , we read it again , and it leaves us in wonder( you have done it again! Put a Neville signature on the prayer)

Posted 9 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

You are far too kind my friend, but thank you just the same......Neville
Clever and not what I expected
:)

Posted 9 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

but did you like it?
Cherrie Palmer

9 Months Ago

That I did
Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

Then my needs are met & I am replete..........N

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Neville Pettitt
Neville Pettitt

Gone West folks....., United Kingdom



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