A Poet’s Prayer

Oh mighty revered lord beat of time,

at the holy altar of your metronome

I pray, for gifts of smooth and flowing rhyme.

I sound the sacred bells, they ring and chime;

waking spirits of harmony and tone.

Oh mighty revered lord of beat and time;

let my notes sink deep, distorting the grime

of the stagnation centuries have grown.

I pray for gifts of smooth and flowing rhyme.

Grace the sounds, that they elegantly mime

the flawless rhythm that your poise has shown,

oh mighty revered lord of beat and time.

For perfection the strings are surely prime.

I’ll bleed for the talent to be my own.

I pray for gifts of smooth and flowing rhyme.

Forgive my clumsy verse its thoughtless crime.

For imperfect meter let me atone.

Oh mighty revered lord of beat and time,

I pray for gifts of smooth and flowing rhyme.

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