Midnight Prayers

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Midnight Prayers

Midnight prayers are closeted

Deep within the mind

Where no listening ear intrudes

Nor interruption find

 

Then the soul may breathe more free

Joined by armies of the night

Angel stars spill out their hope

In racing bursts of light

 

There is a morning greening

Just as the day’s begun

But my heart seeks life’s meaning

Long after work is done

 

There, soft in dewy blankets

I may wrap my weary mind

Around God’s proven promises

Or of some novel kind

 

All the day wind dies away

And within that balm

Before I strive another day

I seek eternal calm

 

So I meditate and search within

For memory of God’s voice

When grace restored from shameful sin

Once I made my choice.

 

I mark the honesty required

To even spare one phrase

God knows the streets I choose to walk

And how I spend my days

 

So when I voice some sentiment

With silent anguish note

God’s thought’s still higher than my own

Untouched, unknown, remote

 

O could I for exchange of sleep

Escape that nighttime nod

And through my quiet vigil reap

The company of God!


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bloomingsun commented on Midnight Prayers

01-20-2010

wonderful, this is masterful... I feel this one, most especially enjoyed the last 3 verses. Your talent is a gift... thank you.

tierra7 commented on Midnight Prayers

12-28-2009

Sir Tomsson, ....WOW!!! this is Awesome....the nature of your structured wordin' is truly of Divine workmanship...your power in the words have not only cast off an illuminatin' glow ...but the passion within each visionary presentation... brings many upon bended knee..this is way divine...and i appreciate such wondrous blessings from such a great soul...it bears a fine gentle wave to it..to bring us in the presence of God.......PERFECT !! Namaste...Terra @}-'-,- (10+ ) btw i hope your enjoyin' your Holidays & i wish you & yours a Very Happy New Year...

HarverTomsson

12/28/2009

tierra, May you find in God one who rewards those who diligently seek HIm. HT

Grito commented on Midnight Prayers

12-23-2009

So rightious, very fulfilling, are the acts and actions words and prayer that to you God is giving!!!

HarverTomsson

12/23/2009

Christmas blessings, Grito, to you and yours, HT

ginga commented on Midnight Prayers

12-23-2009

A heavenly poem that reflects on the state of solitude and the psyche when all one has is God to turn to for comfort and reassurance. I liked this upbeat and humble message. ginga

HarverTomsson

12/23/2009

Thanks ginga, HT

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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