Wallace Dean LaBenne

Bring Us To Our Knees

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






Uproars, chaos and clashes
Prayers, appeals and pleas
Fortunes that turn to ashes
Bring us to our knees

Shivers, fevers and swelters
Prayers, bowings and pleas
Disgracefully cruel welters
Bring us to our knees

Dangers, alarms and perils
Prayers, entreats and pleas
Loners who live like ferals
Bring us to our knees

Vouches, avers and pledges
Prayers, urgings and pleas
Living close to sharp edges
Bring us to our knees

Worry, upsets and anguish
Prayers, begging and pleas
Demise leading to languish
Bring us to our knees

Hankers, desires and wishes
Prayers, requests and pleas
Big troubles that life dishes
Bring us to our knees

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