Albert Martin


A Prayer To The Stars


He took the road and he did go
I went out to the porch and watched him leave
The more I think the less I know
Where he is bound to live

I know the devil and know his weakness too
My son is crossing the plain bound for north
He is hard blood and strong complexion too
I don’t want to hear you grieve any more

Hard wind is blowing
Blowing hard and bringing here
All these sands that in their flying
Also bring an unbearable fear

Don’t you ever stop, Michael
Don’t you ever stop your steps
Don’t forget that near is a rising hell
That’s not in a hurry to wait

Come back someday Mike
Come back safe to us
You know your father and I
Will throw a prayer to the stars

Submitted: Friday, March 28, 2014
Edited: Sunday, April 20, 2014

Topic of this poem: family


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