Monday, May 23, 2011

Another Psalm

I always considered it
something rather formal,
something supplicated
from low to high, and
it is that but it is
also a conversation
of hearts transcending
so we talk or perhaps
I walk and hope to hear.

At first it seems useless
because you know,
don’t you, you know
before words spoken,
before thoughts formed
but that’s the point,
you say, don’t you know
I want to hear
the heart speak.

I walk this bridge,
the only connection
between then and
soon to be, spanning
a river roiling,
destruction below,
the bridge you built,
the only link possible,
the only link walkable.

Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God,
have mercy
on me
a sinner.

*Dedicated to Karin Fendick

This poem is submitted to the Warrior Poet Circle, hosted by Jason Stasyszen at Connecting to Impact. To see more poems submitted on “a prayer in the form of a poem,” please visit the site.

*This poem is dedicated to Karen Fendick. If you make a donation to The High Calling during the month of May, I’ve committed to dedicate a poem to you. Just let me know via the comment box or an email that you made a donation (not the amount).

Photograph: Diver from Beneath by Petr Kratochvil via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


Louise Gallagher said...

You took me by surprise on this one Glynn. Very powerful and moving.

Karen Kyle Ericson said...


Anonymous said...

I love this one, Glynn. Very powerful. Thank you.

HisFireFly said...

Indeed you have captured my heart in your words --
the bridge I walk
the connection I need

thank you for this honour Glynn

Linda said...

This speaks so powerfully to my heart Glynn. Every phrase echoes deep inside. You have written truth so exquisitely.

Helen said...

Very moving.

S. Etole said...

especially fine ...

Anonymous said...

this is very favoriteish.

Jennifer @ said...

"I want to hear the heart speak."

What a beautiful portrait of what prayer really is.

Thank you for your word-gift.

Patricia said...

He loves to hear our heart speak. Thanking God for His mercy and you for this poem.

Beth said...

This deeply touched me and made total sense. The part about God wanting to hear our hearts and the bridges are just a few highlights. You gave me a new perspective on prayer. Thank you.