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Below is the poem entitled ENGINE OF THE SOUL which was written by poet Albert Price. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Build me an engine –lady of my dream,

Let it be powered by eternal steam.

May patience be your tool of design,

Planning completeness with a cunning mind.

To drive the pistons of a soul’s production,

We need fire with extreme combustion.

This fire from the fervor of powerful prayer

Will create the steam with warmth to spare.

The engine comes to life with a blast and a toot,

And begins to harvest the spiritual fruit.

Run on my soul, with speed aplenty;

For the harvest is rich and the prayers are many.

Copyright © Albert Price

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  1. Date: 7/27/2010 12:23:00 PM
    Excellent work that has been front and center as a homepage feature this week...Enjoyed reading such a Spirtiual work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/27/2010 10:01:00 AM
    Albert Price, this is wonderful! The first I've seen of your work. Rich metaphors, beautifully done. "May patience be your tool of design"...good counsel for us all. Thank you. This goes to my favorites.

  1. Date: 7/26/2010 6:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Albert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 10:04:00 AM
    I think this is one of your best, Albert. Congrats on the selection. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 4:07:00 PM
    Nice use of imagery for an uplifting view. Love the last line. Blessings to you for sharing this poem with us and for your kind words on mine. Keep on writing. Karen

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 2:28:00 PM
    Beautifully written with vivid imagery, captured me from the start. Excellent! God bless, Amy :)