A Prayer to Live and Let Live

Dear Lord,

Help me behold the beautiful sun

smell the wonderful smells

hail the courage to find my truth

and tell my insecurities Goodbye

for the good of my own soaring heart

for its natural course is a free fall of faith and compassion

for the acts and dreams of all including

my daughters sisters and fathers

Let my fears be the compass for my path ahead

than letting them turn into arrogance

of a self-proclaimed power on the souls of else.

Guide me away from wasting my precious time

in controlling another’s reign

and to see humor in life

For this beautiful day won’t return

and this strength would burn

So inspire me to run while I’ve got my breath

and run far and free

for the mysterious horizons I secretly long for.

Yours Sincerely


P.S.:- Here’s to the hope of us realizing the importance of allowing ourselves and others, the courage and humor to follow one’s bliss and instincts so that we have more free-thinkers and creatives and less mediocre slaves of the society.

I am doing a 30 Days series of Poems on ‘Humanity’… This is my poem for Day 14 (Will soon edit and post the poems for rest of the days.) (Poem for Day 13 is here.)


10 thoughts on “A Prayer to Live and Let Live

  1. Mary

    I like “Let my fears be the compass for my path ahead.” Good idea. I think your idea of writing a 30 day series of poems on humanity is an excellent one.

  2. Gabriella

    I can relate to your poem, Shivani. “hail the courage to find my truth” – a most necessary step if we want to live fully. And I agree that we need breath to ‘run far and free’.

  3. brian miller

    smiles…i like your prayer…and i hear echoes of the serenity prayer in there as well…realizing i cant control others…and looking for the humor in the day is essential…

  4. moondustwriter

    I love the sense of peace and acceptance and then at the ends the courage and strength to run like the gazelles (free).
    Enjoy your 30 days of poetry – there are alot of writing challenges this month

  5. Sumana Roy

    i think the prayer to hail courage to find truth will lead one to that mysterious horizon one is seeking and fulfil all the wishes…very much uplifting…


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