Close Close Previous Poem Next Poem Follow Us on Twitter! Poem of the Day Award Follow Us on Facebook! Follow Us on Twitter! Follow Us on Pinterest! Follow Our Youtube Channel! Follow Our RSS Feed! envelope star quill

Prayer and Promise

by E. F. Hayward

If we should get the things for which we've prayed,
The things we thought we could not live without,
And had to keep all promises we've made,
Believing we'd make good, without a doubt,

A world of trouble we'd be in today;
We'd have our life and liberty at stake;
If we'd get all the things for which we pray,
And fulfill every promise that we make.

We pray, each day, for things which we deem best;
The things we feel would bring us perfect bliss;
And tomorrow, would earnestly request
Some blessing, just the opposite to this.

We promise everything within our power.
We make new pledges, almost every day;
If we'd make good, we'd scarcely find an hour
In which to make new pledges, or to pray.

Follow Us On: