Monday, August 18, 2008

Prayer

Many millions of years already passed
But not a single inch outside its path
By God's mercy the sun got such a test
As well as a fixed orbit up to death.

The waters from the rivers and the rain
Enter into the ocean as they can
But by the grace of God it can retain
all in the limits during its life span.

Both have a better fortune than my mind
Always going off the track, making me tired
Beyond orbit or limits, as if blind.

Therefore, hear my dear Lord, hear as I pray:
Let me burn into ashes, if required
But not a single step outside this way.





Metre: Italian hendecasyllable

Demian Martins©2008 copyrighted in the National Library,Brazil

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