Below is the poem entitled LET ME INFLAME: A POET'S PRAYER which was written by poet
MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Let me inflame the wooden with words of purpose,
Let me become both wheel and sail,
Let me incite and invite, let me ride unversed rails,
Let me ignite the stony heart until it pounds,
Let me at times provoke, let me always impart, let me feel,
Let me rewrite injustice, encourage the broken, the frail,
Let me prod and question so that truth is revealed.
Let me poke at fear until new courage is found,
Let me conspire with light and darkness, make wild shadows,
Let me find the fire that razes indifference,
Let me jab at yesterday and then bait tomorrow,
Let me stoke a blaze that revives the walking-dead,
Let me spur the awkward into dancing with abandon,
Let me spark an idea, free a thought, turn a head,
Let me spar with the like-minded, respectfully,
Let me needle at atrocity, duplicity and ignorance,
Let me goad the lost and lonely towards that second chance,
Let me spill uncontrollable lines, ignore tiny margins.
Let me try to fill a thousand pages with abundant love,
Let me prod and wheedle the unmoved until mercy abounds,
Let me pry open every eye closed to the weeping stars above,
Let me interfere with hunger and abuse, turn unholy ground,
Let me affect those whose intentions just slowly rust,
Let me infect the suspicious with the bloom of trust
Lord, let me consume and be consumed for I believe
that Your gift to me lives in every poem that I breathe.