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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Right Prayer

for a Christmas wish, i do not wish for someone.

let's go beyond that.

instead, i wish for a braver heart
a heart readier to forgive, to listen, and ask forgiveness
a stronger heart that can bear the fear, and ugliness
a heart that may shirk occasionally, but will not be overcome
there are faces i see but for this heart is a different one
he is out there, wondering where that someone, that me, might be
he is out there, like me, lost in traffic and the maze of uncertainty
but he is there, as i am here
and someday, he will be there as i am
and we will find, within our hearts to ask
are you ready, braver, stronger now?

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