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Broken of Heart
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By Peter O
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Broken of Heart

"He heals the broken of heart and binds up their wounds." Psalm 147:3

Father,

Warm wrap

The broken of heart

In Your Heart,

Too many live without You.

Their hope is closet-closed,

Their soul's broom is worn and

Sweeps away no longer

Their soul's straw and sawdust.

Warm wrap

These broken of heart

In Your Heart,

Too many live without You.

Their dreams bankrupted, now

All is ruin and failure and shame,

Deserted by all,

A wounded wolf, alone.

Warm wrap

These broken of heart

In Your Heart,

To many live without You.

Their love is flint-hearted,

Cold, gray, untouched by flame, or

As many say -- love is a foreign grave.

Wam wrap

These broken of heart

In Your Heart,

Too many live without You.

Their wounds fester,

They live on gall,

Diet on wormwood,

Clothe in gloom.

Warm wrap

These broken of heart

In Your Heart,

Too many live without You.

Father,

Heal the broken

With the salve of Your grace.

ONLY

Your Touch mends, and

Your Love fills.


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Submitted: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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.


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