I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Prayers

It’s not that I forgot how to pray

But when you’ve lost faith, what’s the point?

What if faith is the least of losses?

Secular prayers

Meditation and Daydreams

Painting and Music and

Fiction and Hollywood and

Sexual Fantasies that somehow stay warm on the coldest nights

And Memories

Memories beyond the imagination of mortals

Memories of a heaven more real and more perfect than

God’s own

Prayers begin:

Hear me, Oh Lord

Or: Our Father who art in heaven

Or: Now I lay me down to sleep

Or: Hail, sweet, beautiful, woman, filled with untrammeled grace

They end the same:


Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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