Prayers & Blessings


If you take away our sorrows, sadnesses, and pains,
then all you'll have left are just human remains,
and if just humans remain as the bane of insanity,
it’s plausibly because of their prayers for humanity.

So my humanity seeks to speak out without stressing,
and most of this poem shows my semantic addressing
of what people must come to terms with, because
of our wondrous and thundering claps of applause.

Claps of applause cause us pause, and we listen
as both left and right hands unite in their mission
of sound, resounding loud, crisp and clearly
to those, I suppose, who are near enough to hear me.

Would that I could write in a more comprehensive prose
posing thoughts that might ignite your frame of mind for those
conjugated verbs, such words presented for your reading
here where merely saying “Praying” reads as if I’m pleading.

I pray this poem should unfold in layers,
so I think of you as I send out these prayers.
I pray to walk in the woods now, and later
I think I'll pray like a good Noster, Pater.

Jasmine's a scent, and it’s meant to convey
a smell. You can tell when there's nothing to say
that can stay an aroma. So you know many things
are suggested, invested in how Jasmine rings
in your ears as you hear me say Jasmine again,
as Jasmine long has been my prayer. Amen.


Bless you, I’d say, were I addressing a sneeze,
so I mean to bless you like you have allergies.
I’m guessing such blessings for sneezes appeal
to those who also like to eat a blessed meal,

so if we were eating, I’d repeat what I’m saying
for you who, supposedly, would then be praying.
Confession is good for the sole of a foot.
I hope you can cope well when my foot is put

to task. If you ask me a question I'll say,
“Walk a while. Wear a smile. Have a great day
wherever you are, whether far or much nearer.”
I don't know how I could make this any clearer.

Bless you. I guess you could say I've confessed
to all a man can, when a man’s been well blessed.
So bless you again. Eschew issues of such
blessings if guessing their mission gives much

pause, as to cause indecision and doubt
are not what these words, or blessings are about.
These blessings suggest themselves, seen on your screen
by you who can choose just how blessed you have been.

Now, add more blessings to those you’ve just read
that simply affirm how you’re blessed in your head.