THE POET'S CORNER #12
CYRUS BROWN'S PRAYER
By Sam Walter Foss
The proper way for man to pray, Said Deacon Lemuel Keyes,
And the only proper attitude, Is down upon his knees.
No, I should say the way to pray, Said Dr. Wise, Is standing
straight with outstretched arms, And rapt and upturned eyes.
Oh, no, no, no! said Elder Snow, Such posture is too proud, A man
should pray with eyes fast closed, And head contritely bowed.
It seems to me his hands should be, Austerely clasped in front,
With both thumbs pointing toward the ground, Said Dr. Blunt.
Las' year I fell in Hodgkin's well Head first, said Cyrus Brown
With both my heels a-stickin' up My head a-pointin' down. And I
made a prayer right then an' there Best prayer I ever said. The
prayin'est prayer I ever prayed A-standin' on my head.
The reader who submitted this poem said the message it gets
across is that as long as one prays sincerely from his/her heart
it doesn't matter where you are.
To be continued from time to time