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Monday, November 06, 2017

The Warehouse of Unanswered Prayers

The vapor,
white and slippery,
snakes its way
toward Heaven,
and with each exhale
I offer my petitions,
prayers and requests
for friends and family,
for problems
too big for these
mortal minds.

I see the fruit
of my
answered prayers
in this world,
but where do
the unanswered prayers
go?

The Warehouse
of Unanswered Prayers
is why the heavens
stretch into infinity.

22 comments:

  1. Love this.. especially the profound wisdom at the end💞

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    1. Thank you. It was inspired after last night's vaping sesh.

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  2. This poem is absolutely wonderful. I especially resonate with the problems too big for mortal minds, which we are all too familiar with these days. Nice to read you, Mosk.

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  3. I think those warehouses are bigger than anything we can fathom...

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    1. Amazon's warehouses are probably comparable.

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  4. I wonder if the unanswered prayers weep, howl, and fight with each other... trying to get to the front of the line.

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  5. What sadness there is in this poem when thinking of all those unanswered prayers, while those that wished them slowly lose faith in everything, including themselves.

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    1. That's a good way of looking at it . Thanks.

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  6. That is seriously one big warehouse...and I agree with Magaly's comment as well!!

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    1. Thanks, wasn't sure where this was going, so...

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  7. You've lef me in a ponder with that last stanza.

    Much💖love

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    1. Thanks so much. Ponder away!

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  8. Hmm God has s may prayers to answer and now I wonder about his warehouse!

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  9. I don't know about you but the things I used to pray for when I was young I am very pleased in retrospect that they went unanswered :)

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    1. Exactly - there's a song called Unanswered Prayers that captures that sentiment. Thanks.

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  10. Ahhh, but prayers are always answered and sometimes the answer is no or...wait. But I like the thoughts of a warehouse of prayers waiting their turn...

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    1. That's a good way of thinking about it. Thanks.

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  11. It does seem I've added a lot of bricks to the storehouse of unanswered.

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  12. Non-interference is the Prime Directive. Starfleet says so.

    la la Mosky

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