Ferdinand L Quintos

(October 18,1942 / Bayambang, Pangasinan, Philippines)

A Prayer


I pray to God
for the beginning,
for the ending,
and the in-between.

I pay to God
for he beginning
for choosing me
from the millions
like me from my father's loin,
for nurturing me
in my mother's womb,
for the words
he whispered in my ears
at the moment
of my birth.

I pray to God
for the ending,
time for me to leave
this terrestrial domain,
at the time
by Him appointed,
to keep my soul,
in His kingdom,
yon Get Beyond,
t look over
those I leave behind.

I pray to God
for the in-between,
to forgive my sins,
my excesses
by deliberation,
by omission,
to chastise me
to wash away
all the inequities,
borne out
of my humanness.

I pray these too
for my brothers
on earth
I failed to keep.

©FLQ March 17,2014

Submitted: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Edited: Saturday, April 19, 2014

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