prayer or staged devotion…

after so much
dialogue
about prayer
this
past week
i was wondering
what
aunt bea
thought
about
all this
public
combat
on
religious observances
so
i stopped by
on
my way home
from
work
she said
public prayer
lets folks
know
you
have something
in
common
with them
or
serves
as
a
how great i art
vulgar
marketing ploy
but
private prayer
lets you
have
an uninterrupted conversation
with
the divine
it makes
folks
feel
better
to
have expressed
what
is already known
one thing’s for sure
prayer
for
power
is not
the same
as
the
power
of
prayer

 

code of honor…

his eyes
moved across
the
page
and
stopped
at
a single phrase
the truth will set you free
he laughed
as
he recalled
his compulsion
to be
an
upright citizen
and
honest individual
facing
adversity
with
faith
and
a firm belief
that
truth
would always
rise
to
the surface
but
found
it was merely
an anchor
plunging him
to
the sea’s
floor