August 23, 2018


Thoughts … Prayers


theyre all well and good

these touted thoughts

with their accompanying prayers

its nice to know

theres a least that can be done

that thoughts

and prayers

find their way to need




what good are thoughts

when hands are missing




what value prayers

if to an ineffective god


do these merely serve

to sate our jaded conscience

pleased now weve done something

we need do nothing more

or do we believe

do we really believe

our thoughts offer salve

to a hurt a world away

or our prayers succeed

where we would never be


Thoughts ... Prayers
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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