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An Attitude of Prayer
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By Louis Gander
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An Attitude Of Prayer

The sun was hot.  There was no breeze.

It seemed that nature died -

except annoying croaking frogs

that tore me up inside.


And then those pesky chirping birds

kept on and wouldn't quit!

The peace and quiet fell away.

I thought I'd have a fit.


Emotions begged for me to scream

but logic's chains were fixed.

It seemed that I was torn in two

as all the truths were mixed.


A duck was splashing water and the

crickets pierced my ears.

I even heard a car horn then

that brought me close to tears.


Enjoy the outdoors?  I could not.

The banks were on my heels!

And though I was not guilty, they

had voided my appeals.


My mind was racing to and fro.

I willed to run away -

where I could start a brand new life

where peaceful was the day.


Then wings of sev'ral hummingbirds

had winnowed that still air

which moved me ever closer to

an attitude of prayer.


They seemed to not be bothered by

the things that bothered me.

I once was blinded by this earth...

but now, at last, I'm free!


©2016 louis gander

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Submitted: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Last Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2016

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.

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