A song and a prayer

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Photo at Pixabay

When I find it hard to pray
My thoughts to music start to stray
Music soothes a need in me
It helps me form the words to say
That as a child slipped glibly off the tongue
But have been lost along the way

A life enriched with music brings
Compassion, love, a soul with wings
Music fills my heart with joy
And the power that it brings
Is more primitive than prayer
In the Valley of the Kings

A prayer at night, a prayer by day
Music everywhere
My parents’ gift to me was music
Their legacy is prayer

Mary Younger