Breath Prayer

Breathe they said
take a breath in
let the breath out
so hard to breathe

I can’t breathe

Open the bellows of your body
they said
take the air in
now, let the air out

I can’t breathe

My lungs are full
no room for air
a machine breaths for me
pushing air in, out

I can’t breathe

No air in
no air out
block on my neck
lungs bursting

I can’t breathe

A people cry
I can’t breathe
black, brown, yellow
people

I can’t breathe

A people cry
I can’t breathe
LGBQT, differently abled
people

I can’t breathe

A people cry
I can’t breathe
Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, all cultures, all faiths
people

I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
I can’t Breathe

Ruth Jewell, ©June 9, 2020

Morning Breath Prayer

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Canyon Trail, Yost Park, Edmonds WA,
August 2006, Ruth Jewell

 

Breath of . . .
God
Voice of . . .
God
Touch of . . .
God
Taste of . . .
God
Sight of . . .
God
Smell of . . .
God
Joy of . . .
God
Jealousy of . . .
God
Loyalty of . . .
God
Sadness of . . .
God
Anger of . . .
God
Tears of . . .
God
Love of . . .
God
Compassion of . . .
God
Forgiveness of . . .
God
Laughter of . . .
God
Beauty of . . .
God
Faith of . . .
God
Grace of . . .
God
Peace of . . .
God

Ruth Jewell, ©October 24, 2018