The wings of a prayer, a poem for Rachel by Tracy Diane Miller

Sometimes I wish that I could be a bird
Listen and I will tell you why
Then I could abandon all my sorrow
On Earth while I happily explore the sky
My majestic wings so beautiful
I can so easily forget
All the moments of my pain
Fed by the moments of my regret
But maybe I should think
Of a special kind of wings
These are the wings of a prayer
And on them compassion they bring
I no longer need to be a bird
I no longer feel desperate to fly
For I now I feel the wings of compassion
The majesty of hope is why