December 17, 2010

"Mary’s Prayer" by Geoffrey Philp

Madonna in Prayer by Sassoferrato, c1640-50 

Mary’s Prayer

Lord, help me to be a light today.
My tormentors taunted me until I cried.
Darkness covered my heart. It felt as if I had died
when they said nothing good was ever born from Nazareth’s clay,
sin would haunt the child because of my pride.

Lord, help me to be a light today.
But when I looked into His eyes, I found a way.
Something new was born, and I knew the elders had lied.
This is a love I can no longer hide:
Lord, help me to be a light today.


Another year of blogging has come to an end, so I am signing off until January 12, 2011.
Be careful, enjoy yourselves, and your loved ones.

 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


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Rethabile said...

Thank you. See you next year.

Geoffrey Philp said...

See you also, Ret!

Anonymous said...

You are awesome, Geoffrey! Peace! Enjoy your holiday time!

Geoffrey Philp said...

Give thanks, Dave. Yes, some R&R is definitely in order.

Happy Holidays!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Have a wonderful Christmas and New year!

Geoffrey Philp said...

Thanks, Crafty...
Here's to a green 2011!