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Queen of Heaven

And then the Props withdraw
And adequate, erect,
The House support itself
And cease to recollect
Emily Dickenson.

Queen of Heaven

Give me faith!
Ground me!
Tell me the sky will not fall in
the earth at my feet will
not give way- pray,
shelter us- mankind and me
from crazy predatory frenzy
Defend us from all destructive forces
Foster love of beauty, altruism-
generosity to our cores; a search
for grander possibilities

Teach us the solemn value of history
Keep us true to form, intuitive
imaginitive, instinctive
Attuned to the importance of
self- limiting responses

Not innocent in self delusion
Not virtuous for virtue's sake
Unique and irreplacable
Never notorious, false hearted
or didactic
No! not the sum of trivial
Not the collection left behind,
of usesless irrevelancies;
objects beyond human memory
No! it must be us

Abiding echoes
of breath caught in wonder

Suzanne Delaney

Copyright © Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 4/13/2014 11:12:00 PM
    Suzanne, a moving piece that is a true winner!!

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 12:14:00 PM
    Suzanne, , Thank you so much, for the support.... A forever poetry soup joy, when congratulating all contest winners.... Enjoy your day... Forever ~LINDA

  1. Date: 12/8/2013 9:27:00 AM
    Wow SuZ - the perfect prayer with the last two lines leaving me breathless. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 3:47:00 PM
    my goodness, such eloquence this is. Sounding just like Emily herself!! (she was a rhyming poet, wasnt' she? but I bet she would write free verse this way)

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 1:33:00 PM
    Very expressive work..We all need all the faith and grounding that we can possess..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 7:53:00 AM
    This poem is a beautiful, heartfelt prayer.

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 5:03:00 AM
    Suzanne, bombarding after the holidays.Great.You have written the truth.I do pray Mother Mary to increase our faith and make us see more possibilities to thrive and succeed.(: ) Jenish.