A BEGGAR’S PRAYER

Dear God, this morning I crawl out into the cold I pray thee, oh Lord that men will see me old, not bold. Make my day memorable, as good as blissful Help me that my catch be huge and successful Touch men to look upon me in pity and not...

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I HAVE NOTHING

A slow pace is all that is needed To be free also, included. The grains of heaven rains, Its blessing saturates all. Who owns my empty bowel? The grounds rejects me My problems surround me I wait upon a coming death. I who have nothing Will anyone heed my cause?...

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SUBLIME IRONIES

There are many wealthy Who sleep on empty stomach While the poor and needy Enjoy sumptuous dinners. There are great intellectuals Who live as fools While a company of illiterates Govern the community and city. Many labour and weary themselves Yet the ends refuse to meet Others distinguish themselves by...

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PEACE IN MY DOME

There is peace in my dome And you’ve wondered “how come” But it still eludes you. Now, I will tell you what: I chased the devil out, Sent him to the abyss for good! Now I sleep in the cool of the night Worrying not about a bug’s bite Or...

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FORGIVE ME WHEN I WINE

Oh! God, forgive me when I whine: I have my breathe, the world is mine; With feet to take me where I’d go; Mouth to eat, to say so and so With eyes to see the sunset’s glow; And ears to hear, a mind to know… Oh, God, forgive me...

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MY CUP RUNS OVER

I have never made a fortune (perhaps it is too late to do so) notwithstanding, I am happy I reap more than I sow as I walk on Life’s path; I drink from my saucer because my cup runs over. I do not have a lot of riches and sometimes...

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