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~ Poetry by me ~

 

 

Prayer to One-Eye

Odin One-Eye, teach me to sacrifice.
There are many things I can do, or be, or have,
but for everything I choose, there is a price to pay—
if only that one road taken means one not taken,
or that I got what I once had desired.
Again and again, life is full of choices,
and sometimes it seems something within me
has already made the choice for me.
Teach me to tell my soul´s deepest desire
from a passing whim,
and to know what gains are needful for me
instead of just convenient or for show.
Give me the wisdom to know
what things are worth a high price
and the courage to pay it.

 

© Michaela Macha



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