For me, poems share many of the qualities of a prayer, without the context of a deity.
Poetry are words full with music, feeling, and ideas that encourage engagement of the mind and heart. A prayer may be an offering, request, or intervention on behalf of another.
The spirit of a poem is that it takes on a life of its own as read. As all art, it becomes when experienced.
This poem forms part of the author's collected thoughts WITH AND ALONE.
Mike de Sousa
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