chant of lament

how long, O Lord,
will we follow foolishness
pursue perverse rank rebellion
flounder in personal darkness?

how long, O Lord,
will we ignore garden plan
where life was very good with
all creation in perfect balance?

how long, O Lord,
must we use, abuse, misuse
ourselves, each other, the earth’s
precious children, gentle creatures?

how long, O Lord,
till you quiet our restless souls
long enough to listen to your words
of beauty, love, grace, and truth?

how long, O Lord,
till our pride is humbled, our
grip on wealth’s power loosened
and we find satisfaction in You alone?

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Meeting at dVerse poets’ pub to chant with Bjorn today…

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. areadingwriter
    Jul 20, 2021 @ 04:24:28

    almost moved me to tears, especially this:
    how long, O Lord,
    till you quiet our restless souls
    long enough to listen to your words
    of beauty, love, grace, and truth?

    Reply

  2. sanaarizvi
    Jul 19, 2021 @ 13:54:41

    This is incredibly deep and poignant! Sigh 💝

    Reply

  3. Ingrid
    Jul 19, 2021 @ 06:33:13

    I echo your sentiments here, Lynn, well said!

    Reply

  4. hank77
    Jul 18, 2021 @ 02:50:58

    kaykuala

    Love the divine help sought that many may forget to invoke. Apparently if one prays in time it will be fulfilled. Yes, Lynn, the rat race is a spoiler!

    Hank

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  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jul 17, 2021 @ 10:36:41

    This is a prayer that speaks to me, and I think to all religions… we are misusing each other and the world so much.

    Reply

  6. memadtwo
    Jul 17, 2021 @ 06:18:21

    All good questions. Pride and money blind us to what is important. (K)

    Reply

  7. lazyeyepoems
    Jul 16, 2021 @ 22:42:10

    this is a beautiful and meaningful prayer, thank you for sharing it with us

    Reply

  8. Helen Dehner
    Jul 16, 2021 @ 21:01:24

    We need every prayer, every plea, every chant … thank you for gifting us this chant poem.

    Reply

  9. Grace
    Jul 16, 2021 @ 20:35:05

    A beautiful prayer Lynn.

    Reply

  10. msjadeli
    Jul 16, 2021 @ 14:06:20

    I will pray beside you on this one, Lynn. Please Lord, hear our prayers. Bring us back into balance in your garden.

    Reply

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