My first writing for “the rattling bones,” a blog about writing, life, and journeys and much more. Each day is assigned a type of prompt. I found Lori, as I find so many. I followed a link from a post.
He knew the words to the Lord’s Prayer. He said them every morning and night.
“Deliver us from evil”
He slept safely every night. Awoke to new possibilities.
“Give us this day our daily bread”
He eyed up the line waiting for breakfast. No one he couldn’t break bread with.
“On earth as it is in Heaven”
He picked through the dumpsters. Dumpster diving the wannabes called it.
“Lead us not in to temptation”
All along his street were hookers, dealers, marks. He passed by with quickening heart.
“as we forgive those who trespass against us”
He didn’t mind the hassling. He wished they heard the Lord’s Prayer in their heads as he did.
“ For thine is the kingdom”
He knew his world well. He paced out each day from corner to corner”.
“And the power, and the glory for ever and ever”
He died in his sleep one night. His guardian angel made a pillow for his head.
“Our Father who art in Heaven”
He will be your guardian angel someday. He will shelter you with his wings.