The Meek Will Inherit the Earth

At church, Garv prayed for his stupid brother

To stop stealing ashtrays from the bookstore.

Mara asked her friends to pray down thunder

On her wicked, boyfriend-stealing mother. 

Sharar left a prayer on Facebook.

“Please pray for Chuck who can’t pass his tests.”

Portia prayed for hours of gobbledygook.

When asked what she meant, she gave a sneering look.

Tanas cried under his blankets in bed

For God to help him love his enemies. 

In the dark of her closet, Nyla covered her head

As she asked for forgiveness and her daily bread. 

If anyone is curious about this poem’s meaning, my inspiration came from Matthew 6:5-15.

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay 

Published by Alanna Backen

Hi, I’m Alanna Backen. Welcome to my writing pad. I'm an aspiring author hoping to change the world for the better, one word at a time. Let's make some good fruit!

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