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A Fast And Powerful Prayer

Moment Of Prayer

Those who claim that they’re not insane probably are
And vice versa. Those who think that they’re of ill mind
Really aren’t. There’s a middle ground where I reside.
My own character defects no more can I hide
From myself nor all others. I’m no longer blind
To the sins I’ve committed. It feels most bizarre.

“You’re busted, disgusted, and not to be trusted,”
Says the blue book about me and my drunkenness
And because of my neediness I’m a tough nut
To be cracked. I’m reminded that I don’t know what
The hell I’m doing most of the time. I confess
That my bad attitude needs to be adjusted.

Once a Jesuit priest named Father Joe Riley
Gave an answer to the question, “What’s the shortest
Most powerful prayer in the world?”
He replied,

“That would be, ‘Fuck It!’” meaning don’t worry your hide
Over small stuff. His answer succinctly expressed
Is effective. It may be the best thing for me.

In an instant the weight of the world is lifted
From my shoulders as I pray for total release
Of the things I can’t handle. I’m able to see
What I’ve done with my life quite a bit more clearly.
The surrender contributes to my inner peace
As the whole of my mindset has now been shifted.

Last Chance

Those Who Will Survive

Ever-present black Friday is in the forecast.
Time is now of the essence. The need to act fast
Is apparent among us. The changes to come
Will turn out to be too much to handle for some.
Those who’ve learned how to deal with evolving contrast
Will still be here after several years have passed.

No one talks about sunspots except scientists.
They don’t make the news headlines for lack of suspense.
But they do exist and have a direct effect
On the system of planets. Most may not detect
Subtle differences enough to make some sense
Of what’s coming. So no preparation exists.

Behaviors will be amplified. Those who are meek
Will become even meeker. Those who are uptight
Will grow madder in their ways and more dangerous.
There will be time for action but none to discuss
Anything of significance. Although, we might
Make a difference in what is otherwise bleak.

As the wind blows, the plane flies most effortlessly
If it’s in the direction to where it flies best.
But if not then the pilot loses some control
And may crash. Yet the wind plays but a neutral role.
We may plan to be challenged and put to the test
And emerge more enlightened by what has to be.