Prayers of the Captives

Omar Imady
Apr 22, 2023
Photo by Jevgeni Fil on Unsplash

Soiled I am, but faithful,

dissipated I am, but whole.

Tune these strings

to the keys of your secrets.

Adorn these sins

with the feathers of the fall,

O All of All.

Crowded I am, but lonely,

crowned I am, but small.

Lead this age

from hunger to wonder.

Free this cage

with the pulse of your soul.



Omar Imady

Poet / Novelist / Historian / Syrian / American / Exile / Javaphile / Gastronome / Aerophobe