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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Slap in the Face

So I said a prayer for you tonight
Through the hurt and the pain and tears
I said a prayer for you
I asked him to keep you safe
To keep what He's given you safe
To enfold  you in His care
It was the only way I could ease my pain
The one way I knew how to deal with it
Without pity but with empathy
Realized I have this habit
Of putting much importance on my value in friendships
I tend to think of my friends as my family
And almost expect them to behave as such
I've made that mistake several times
But I am yet to learn from it
So to me, you're still my sister friend
And I'm asking Him to give me the strength
To be there for you, to be your shoulder to lean on

I'll say another prayer soon
Hoping that He's watching over you and I
Hanging on to past memories of joy
Obliterating every bitterness from my heart
Do not want to add to your disappointment
Do not want to add to your insecuirty
So I'll keep saying those prayers
Sending warm thoughts and hugs
To you and yours

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

deep, this should be a constant prayer for all our friends those whose have distanted themselves n those near.

sunnyside said...

Really a selfless prayer.. Thats sth worth learning from.
Just checking out ur blog and its really nice. I love ur poems.

Maxine said...

@Anonymous- well spoken

@Sunnyside- Thanks! Come visit again:)

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Wish I had just half of that resolve and inner strength. I usually forgive, but I cannot imagine praying for the one who's hurt me. And I am totally unable to forgive one woman in the world. Everything else that has ever been done unfairly to me by anybody and everybody else has been forgiven. In the future all hurts will be forgiven too. But this one woman, I will not forgive. You're blessed to be able to say your prayer.

Kaduna Girl (Amina) said...

Amen! preach sister. I wish her the same prayers/ I hope she who it was intended for hears this prayer. it is needed. Amen

Maxine said...

@NYA- I pray you will someday find that inner strength. Unforgiveness will eat at you. It's like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die...
@Mina-lol... this prayer was good therapy for me :)