Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stoplight

I've left my little girl unchurched, but we pray
everyday
at the corner of 24th and Main -
a stoplight prayer
for God's grace
and a green light.

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19 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Makes perfect sense to me.

Kim Nelson said...

Unchurched and lacking spiritual connection are two VERY different things. You're verifying that. And who doesn't pray for a quicker green light?

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I know those stoplight prayers - cool write, MZ. I love it.

Susan said...

But, but ... Mommy, the light will change whether we pray or not! Those are the best prayers.

Fireblossom said...

"Unchurched". Love that MZ word.

Margaret said...

Just love this… and I agree "unchurched" is not necessarily a bad thing. Mine wish they were at times, I suppose. :)

Margaret said...

…and for now, my college ones are… ;P

Helen said...

Precious in a wonderful weird way!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Spiritually real. Now step on it. The light just changed. Amén.

mood wings said...

I really like the assonance at the ends of most of your lines.

Jim said...

This sooo nice, Mom. I would say cute too, except it is a serious matter. Aren't you glad for the stop lights and the stoplight prayer idea. I am thinking the idea was a revelation to you. Not 'weird' to me. Different, yes.

I didn't ever go to church until the 5th or 6th grade. Mom said she would not go without her husband. I feel that Dad had some sort revelation. He and the rest of us went every Sunday until I left home for college. Then I quit until I started going with my to be first wife.
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Susie Clevenger said...

Unchurched...I like that. I wish I had left my girls unchurched..long, painful story. Great write!

Marian said...

prayers for safety.

hedgewitch said...

We need our charms and spells, or the dark becomes something we just can't handle. Thanks for a great challenge, MZ.

mood wings said...

Come and write me a poem.

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Other Mary said...

Amen!

manicddaily said...

Well, I lived for thirty years in Manhattan, so understood! k.

grapeling said...

I pray to parking angels. that's about the limit of my pantheon ~

Hannah said...

The best kinds of prayer - true to Life. ♥