Many billion of prayers or so
each day up to heaven go
and tumble all about the feet of God.
They arrive in every color
some are bright and some are duller
and as they fall . . . God gives a knowing nod.
Prayers selfish or conniving
burn upon arriving
and fall as ashes on the sender's head . . .
while those with whine or grumble
cause the heavens all to rumble
and drop to earth as solid bits of lead.
But the prayers sincere and deep
are the ones God likes to keep
to show to all the angels near and far.
These prayers are set apart
kept near God's heart
each one made into an everlasting star!