#99 Morning Paper

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#99 Morning Paper
2005 – 14 x 18 edition of 30 – $350















Morning Paper, Mourning Prayer
Let us pray for the born children.
Let our prayers lift us to our feet.

Let us pray for the born children.
Let us take not another moment of silence,
but let us raise our voices now.

Let our prayers be the works of our hands,
the inclination of our hearts.

Let our prayers be hope &
sweet, unbroken dreams.

Let our prayers be soup & bread
& rice & oranges.

Let our prayers move us out of pews
into the villages & shelters.

Let us pray for the born children,
the children sleeping now
inside the house next door,
the children sleeping on the streets,

children in Israel & India & Palestine,
the wounded children in Iraq.

Let us pray for the born children.
Let us pray that we might cease
to plant the seeds of fear
& hatred in their minds,

that we might never lay
another weapon of destruction
in their arms.