prayer

prayer                                    August 24, 2015
God, God
what is this venom in my veins?
teach me not to play
with scorpions and snakes
with my bare hands.
i need a shepherd’s staff
to drive them away
from places my children stay.
i burn with this poison
bitten and stung.
oh, lord, take me
and dress me in your armor
for my skin is soft and thin.
show me the way
to turn away.
how do i love these enemies
with their toxic barbs and evil words?

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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