When I was a child I was afraid of being
lost in this world that is passing away.
So I prayed the sinner’s prayer and then
I was found, an experience I do not hold
lightly as I believe it suckled the hope
that is now within me as a man.
But when I became that man the hope said
Don’t be afraid. So I unprayed the sinner’s
prayer, trusting the truest salvation lies in
losing oneself to this world that is too much,
filled with the laughter of summer children
backlit by our gorgeous dying sun.

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  1. Shaun C. on July 8, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you for this…I love the solidarity I experience with you when I read it. I needed that today.

  2. Doug Mitchell on July 8, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you. It is good for you to use your gifts…they inspire on days when there is not enough creative energy left.

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  4. Ardie Bea on July 14, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Reblogged this on Confessions… and commented:
    Something gentle and true…

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