Pilgrim's Prayer

cofhypieces

 

Far is the journey before me, O traveler

Fainting and fainting is my heart and strength

 

Thy staff make present, on which travelers lean

 And my temporal  manna, my soul do wean

 

O great potter, pot our lives around

And you good giver, give us blessings abound

 

O wise seer, see us throu this town

Eternal writer, write our story not with frown

Wonderful provider, provide daily victuals

 

I have goat skin for water

And goat meat for supper

Do give maize seed for bread

One from tassels already red

 

A wretched vessel of sin I am, rough edges do chisel

sin scare so much, her twists and turns like the pistol

 

I have proofs, if proof be needed

You know me from eternity past

And I know you will not leave me to rust

 

So Sir, my past is so poor and ordinary

But my future, here lies ahead

Let my heart point at your rest

Like the compass always resting north

If they want fame, make famous

 

 

Wound my pride, this do

Envy and rebellion enter not my heart

My edifice of doom, turn shambles

The gates of my strength creak

Joint bones knock together

O grace in the valley and darkness

 

So at first glance,

Permit me O blessed father

To keep to safety more better

 

Let not my blowing wind storm

nor my raining waters flood

 

For thou knowest the road more

The hills, the mounts, the rise and falls

all I need, thy responding calls

 

as I wade through, ready a helping hand

And do take me to the other side, the golden bank

 

Thou be my guide, both left and right

This and many more, the pilgrim recites

And so help and be my light.  

Thus my Amen

  • Author: cofhypieces (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 31st, 2021 16:26
  • Comment from author about the poem: A classic prayer of a pilgrim whose destiny remains a mystery.
  • Category: Unclassified
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Comments2

  • Osei Zion

    Your choice of words is the best.

  • @legendarafatm

    sounding stormic



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