The things that I pray for,
Are not pretty, pink or perfect.
They are not expensive or shiny.
They probably only have value to me.
The things that I pray for are not flashy, fun or fierce.
They are not wrapped in expensive metals.
They are silent opportunities to smell rose petals.
The things that I pray for are seemingly insignificant.
They are not rare to most,
But they are worth more than diamonds to me.
The things that I pray for…
Things like the absence of fear,
The presence of joy,
Moments of peace.
The things that I pray for do not shimmer.
Things like a single breath,
That is void of pain.
Brave thoughts that are not burdened with fear,
Sweet moments of peace.
The things that I pray for…are not things.
With love, Ndapewoshali A.