THE WISDOM OF PRAYER by Rick Davis | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

 

 

Educators
Turned protesters
Scream
From the radio.

I close my eyes
And relax
Now, amidst
Vast still mountains
Within.

Words
Infiltrate
My awareness

But the inner sun
Makes it new.

Words continue
From the radio
But within,
I find solace

Like dumplings
Filled with steam.

New arguments
On the radio –

Neoliberals
Who demand conformity

Who seem
Like a group
Of channelists

Who feel
That hurting
One another

Is the same
As being good,

And for a few
Seconds,

I shiver in
Extreme fragility.

But as I
Open my eyes

I am
Baptized

And find
Divine attention

Where there are
Evaporations
Of granite

And smooth
River stones.

Now,
I feel love,

And ease
Of movement.

 

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RICK DAVIS

Rick Davis lives in the Chicago area, USA.  He is married to Marianne. Marianne has five children, and twenty-four grand & great-grandchildren.  They have a loved cat & dog.  Rick graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, and several graduate schools.  He’s has worked in market research and other positions.  He has worked as a volunteer pastoral counselor at Blind Service Association in Chicago, and at the University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago.  He is an ordained minister and interfaith Rabbi.

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