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Box of Prayers

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Box of Prayers

There’s work to do
We must be on our way
Souls to save all are waiting  
For my box of prayers
I have a string tied around it
And carry It with a stick
It’s a lot easier when you walk
The tracks to have it on a stick
Things get tricky when a train comes
Round the bend and you’re carrying it 
With both hands
That’s why I have a string and a stick
The sinners don’t care as long as I 
Can read them a prayer from heaven
And receive their souls 
To be served up hot to go 
To Jesus our Lord
Who runs a BBQ stand 
Down on 4th and Eldorado
He lets me stand on his car sometimes 
So I can preach the words of Jesus 
Or just talk in tongues if I get the notion
I know he is Jesus cause it says so on his 
Driver license and he has scars on his hands and feet.
I love him so and he loves my box of prayers
He says that God brought us together
And if he was to have a sister I would be she
Sister of Jesus…now ain’t that something?

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 4:20:00 AM
    Very cute! Once again you display your poetic talent. Your style is riveting. :) Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 8:52:00 PM
    WOW... this is stunning. I am floored by the creative talent in this piece. Brilliant

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/23/2013 9:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Just a bit of southern gothic for the brain to digest. I think if you read Flannery O'Connor you'll see the roots of this piece. I highly recommend "Wiseblood", the book or the movie. Peace and love Kilmer