WordChimes poetry chimes
Chime Of The Day
Poetry Chimes
Newest Poems
Featured Poet
Poet Chimers
Child Chimes
Chime Links
ENC--Class of '55
WordChimes Founder Quentin Clingerman
Contact Us

Viewed Last 24 Hours: 0 time

By Peter O
Other Poems by Peter O


"... Amen I say to you:'If you do not turn and become as the children,
you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.'" Matthew 18:3


When waves run high;
When freeze rigids the soul;
When night is long;
I turn to You as a Loving Father,
Go to Your "Room" and nestle --
Father of Strength.

When trapped in pride's hollow box;
When the swell of arrogance lifts me high;
When stumbling on habit's lanes,
Lanes dug deep;
I turn to You as a Loving Father,
Even if I am no higher than Your "Knees" -
Father of Compassion.

When the carrion-crows of the past
Peck at my soul's joy;
When the Adversary coaxes and nudges
With fool's words, flattery's words;
When I shelter in "ego-lies;"
I turn to You as a Loving Father,
As a chuild to Your "Smile" --
Father of Forgiving.,


I pray
For the grace to be child-like --
Simple of soul, singular of intent,
Wide-eyed, direct, spontaneous; then
I will no longer be child-ish --
A feeble candle against the wind.

Timely Comments on this Poem

No comments currently exist for this poem.

Submit Your Comment

(will be kept private)

Please enter the code above into the box below:

Submitted: Monday, October 13, 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

About the Poet
I am 79 years of age. For the past nine years I have been retired, after forty years, from the field of alcoholism and drug abuse in New York City. I am married and we have two grown sons and two grand-sons. My life changed through a grace-experience in 1967. Writing Christian prayers is a particular interest of mine. This came about by a growing awareness of the spiritual in recovery from addictions. I choose, intellectually and emotionally, to believe the Triune God of the Sared Scriptures as my Healer.

Other Poems by Peter O

Currently Playing:

[Add Your Poem]

[Chime Of The Day] [Poetry Chimes] [New Chimes] [Poet Chimers] [Blog] [Chime Links] [ENC--Class of '55] [Home]