You Live in my Prayer

Then there are poems which come to you in sleep’s stupor
This is one such poem
Forgive my impertinence…

You live in my prayer
So frequently I plead for you
That He knows your name
Better than any of His prophets’

You live in my prayer
In between late night whispers
Of oft-repeated verses

You live in my prayer
Through sacred chants
And in incense infused dreams

You live in my prayer
You seal my faith
On every path of belief

You live in my prayer
Life after life we shall meet
Even the separator hesitates before me

You live in my prayer
You live in my call to prayer
You live in my prostration

You live in my prayer
Blurring the distinction
Between who I pray to and who I pray for
You live in this idolatrous soul’s prayer

You live in my prayer…

(This is my most audacious poem as yet)

35 thoughts on “You Live in my Prayer

  1. I honestly can’t remember the last time I prayed, but this really resonated with me for some reason. Beautiful, as are all your poems….

  2. Oh, my God.
    I can’t really explain what this was. to me. but if I try to put in words it will be that this was very different, real, excellent.
    *sigh*
    I love your poetry, amazing person.

  3. Dear Sonya,

    Thank you for this audacius poem! What an atmosphere in which to live, a prayer.

    All good wishes,

    robert

    1. I was about to sleep last night when I came across a random quote and somehow the words just spilled out. Though I was very sleepy, I scribbled the poem in my notebook.

      The quote was:
      “The two best places to live are either in someone’s heart or in their prayers” ~ Imam Ali

      1. Dear Sonya,

        Thank you for sharing this with us from Imam Ali. There is so very much profundity embedded in that quote.

        There is a peculiar inspiration in that near-sleep, hypnagogic state.

        All good wishes,

        robert

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