Honest Prayer

Deborah Beach Giordano
© October 31, 2011

Wake up
and shake off
your tired habits and time-worn routines.

Look beyond
the same old words,
the same old prayers and hymns;

dare
to do a new thing:
speak to God in your own way.

Dance,
or paint or sculpt,
or throw mud at a fence;

clarity
and honesty
are what matter most.

Prayer
is communication –
it doesn’t have to be pretty.

Ancient
poets wrote lovely rhymes
that make the angels cry;

yet
now and again
a good goddamn

speaks
a deeper truth
too powerful to deny.

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About inklingscommunity

I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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