Simple Prayer

As I sit and stare at that great “up there”
In one long unconscious stream.
A simple prayer ‘neath perfect
Pricks of light beyond the schemes.
It raises me and hushes me
And hits me where I dream.
I’m shedding all my skin,
My soul is busting at the seams.

Chorus:
And someone’s rising.
Someone’s coming down.
Someone’s lifting off.
Someone’s hit the ground.

If I should cast my lot
With naught but man’s reality.
I’d surely choke on Prozac
And a shot of MTV.
‘Tween angels and temptation
Is a deeper mystery.
I drop my simple prayer in,
Then the well envelopes me.

repeat chorus

Two lovers sit in silence
As the doctor pulls his shade.
He says, “You’re gonna have
A baby if that’s how you want it played.”
I’m thirty-five now, I applaud
The choices that they made.
My mother and my father
Made some love that never strayed.

repeat chorus

The angels brought me fever dreams
The day you came to be.
I searched through stranger’s faces
For a quarter century.
You found me when my faith
Had been so stripped away from me,
From years of floating,
Face down in a lost philosophy.

repeat chorus

We’re waiting now to welcome you
Into the human race.
The life inside that testifies
To love’s enduring grace.
Remind us in the moment
When we all come face to face,
That every soul in this whole
Universe must find a place.

repeat chorus

 

“Simple Prayer” appears on Faith is a Muscle.


© and ℗ 1998 Marques Bovre