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The Prayer

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The Prayer

How quick in sun's furnace falls
Faith like a withered leaf!
How sad dead friendship recalls
The songs that balmed our grief!

When then we shared belief before
You my fealty to truth adore
Your response was praise, naught more
In the surge of truth upon the shore

how pious you became when I prayed
How reverent while the candle flamed
Nothing in me made love dismayed
Every echo of the prophet you framed

And did you say the answers were sure
Signs that God favored our belief
Nor then trusted you another cure
To scale the battlements and bring relief

And for what now do you revile and hate
Nor question the demons that arose
To imprison your heart in their dark fate
What Christ would so your flaws expose?

I pray still, the ultimate prayer now
That God will bring you back again
That self will surrender to yield the vow
Like shattered glass that serves the pain

I pray for you, and I pray more for me
That by understanding patience endures
Does not the serpent hunts human frailty
Those who sip must pray grace restores?

The cup, the cup, I resnt it, polished new
Abomination scuttles innocense, then invent
The wickedness that others do; what's true
Is that I unsubmitted stir demons to discontent

I pray not for them, but for you, faith gone so soon
Figment and self brings joy to dark despair
Water changes to blood in a frightening moon
I believe grace still holds amidst tides of fear

How quick in sun's furnace falls
Faith like a withered leaf!
How sad dead friendship recalls
The sad destruction of belief.

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