A Wishful Prayer…of a timid soul

A Wishful Prayer

…of a timid soul

By Apolinario Villalobos



How I wish the hands of time

can be turned back to the day you rested

after you created the universe

and everything in it;


How I wish to see the paradise

that you intended for man

with all the creatures that lived in harmony

and where there’s no hunger nor thirst;


How I wish the world we live in now

may have a day of respite

from all the restlessness

brought about by our greed;


How I wish the advocates of your love

be given strength a thousand times

so that they may continue reaching out

to those who desire to go back to your fold.


This is not the last of prayers

from my timid heart that beats with hope…