The Things That I Pray For…

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.

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