My New Favourite Poem

The book, the Flame, was put together in the year before his death in 2016.
In it is this beautiful poem.

I PRAY FOR COURAGE
I pray for courage
Now I’m old
To greet the sickness
and the cold.

I pray for courage
In the night
To Bear the burden
make it light

I pray for courage
in the time
When suffering comes and
Starts to climb

I Pray for courage
At the end
To see death coming
As a friend

2 thoughts on “My New Favourite Poem

  1. I’ve read and re read this poem/prayer of Leonard Cohen’s. He wrote so succinctly, a universal plea for God’s hand when facing death.
    Thanks for sharing Maria,
    otherwise I would never have felt his words

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