Monday, August 16, 2010

Mortality Sonnets - 5

The only prayer that is always answered

Oh Lord, I pray that I will suffer dearly,
See all my plans for glory overthrown,
Have judgment, sight and health impaired severely,
Lose everything I love, and die alone.
Oh Lord, I pray that I will be forgotten,
Or else remembered wrong deliberately --
My good deeds buried with me, and the rotten
Become my surname to posterity.
Oh Lord, let all the dreams I dreamed be lost.
Let all the day job work I do continue
Without me, like the world does, and exhaust
All my replacements, brain and heart and sinew.
Oh Lord, let me live hopefully but vexed,
And die between one moment and the next.

Copyright 2010 Matthew J Wells

No comments: