Higher Love

by Michael D Nalley   Aug 26, 2016

I have faith in God
His staff and His rod
my sole desire
lefts me much higher

When I reject sin
I really begin
to feel very near
and farther from fear

In my lowly place
I pray for the grace
to deliver me
from evil I see

No one's exempted
from being tempted
to eat from the tree
it's no mystery

love self and others
sisters and brothers
Fathers will be done
we would be as one

I count on the word
most of us has heard


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  • 1 year ago

    by Bradley Peter


    A very tight and precise piece. I very much enjoyed the writing. The lines were small, and yet each one had it's use. There seemed to be no 'fillers'.

    I have some observations and suggestions if you will permit me.

    In the fourth line of the first stanza, I think 'lefts' is supposed to be 'lifts'. However I could just have not understood what you were driving at. If this be the case, I apologise.

    Loved the last line of the second stanza. I think it's my favourite. Purely for the sake of alliteration, I think.

    In the last line of the third stanza, I think you're able to include a 'the' in between 'from' and 'evil'. Again, this may've been a conscience decision, and if so, once again, apologies.

    Lastly, for me, leaving the last stanza with only two lines make it feel unfinished. It's like an abrupt stop. Maybe that's how you want us to feel, but I'm unsure.



    P.S. Please comment and vote honestly on every piece you read.

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