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A Prayer for Poets

A poem by Beverly Stock.

Dear poets, pen in hand

Famous be your name

Your books will come

Chapbooks be done,

In ½ Price Book Stores

On earth and if not, in heaven.

Give us your poem

Your daily rhyme

And reject all plagiarism

As we give you your copyright.

And lead us not into tabloids

But deliver us to glossy books

For print is the kingdom,

Online is the power and chapbooks the glory, forever.


This poem was inspired by the traditional Lord’s Prayer.


Beverly Stock is an American poet living in St. Louis. Her work has been published on, at, and on the Webzine Lighten Up Online.

A Prayer for Poets

© 2019 Beverly Stock

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