Purple Candles

our prayers may not go up to a god,
or a goddess if you are
like me kind of odd.

our petitions may fall on nobody’s ears,
maybe there’s no one
who’s handling our fears.

it may be that we are just wishfully hoping,
and that our mystic dreams
are just ways of coping,

but pray anyway because it’s not futile.
a prayer to your own lowly
self is still useful.

if there’s no god above just a being within,
if there’s only you in there,
no faith points to win,

then you’ve still committed for something to be,
if at all in your power,
the world you want to see.

almost no place on this earth is now represented
by those who would suffer
if crooks are contented.

all of us are dependent on money to live.
most of us struggle
with little to give.

we all bear the yokes of various despots,
who sometimes even
turn out to be crackpots.

every government has its evil.
don’t pray for the government.
pray for the people.


My pronouns are whatever you're comfortable with as long as you speak to me with respect. I'm an Afruikan and Iswa refugee living in Canaan. That's African American expat in Israel in Normalian. I build websites, make art, and assist people in exercising their spirituality. I'm also the king of an ile, Baalat Teva, a group of African spirituality adherents here. Feel free to contact me if you are in need of my services or just want to chat.

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