Lasting Prayers


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Wordle 284

Prayers carved into brown doors,

On papers fingernails must prise,

Or fire-etched on floors,

Or bled in stone to show the wise —

The body of such messages has streamed

As soldiers, fighting longer than is dreamed.

© February 2016 Colonialist
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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10 Responses to Lasting Prayers

  1. Pat B says:

    “As soldiers, fighting longer than is dreamed” seems to be the plight of man.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kaykuala h says:

    Right to the point without much ado. Great! It is more of a point of contention!

    Hank

    Like

  3. rosross says:

    Great wordplay.

    Like

  4. rather beautiful, subtle and thought provoking…

    Like

  5. Colline says:

    Powerfully written.

    Like

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