Filthy Prayers

A letter came which made Abdullah weep.
The note said, " keep your filthy worship from
God's own Americans who truely keep
God's laws." On reading this I thought, " the dumb
butt-rat believes, the God who made us all
intended only Christian prayers were real. "
Then came to mind, a tax collector's small
and heartfelt call to grace, outscored the zeal
the 'perfect' pharisee had shown the Lord.
I wonder what per-cent of Christians say
that only they are fit to taste reward
for being first in line at church to pray.
The mystery of life, its bliss and awe
Are numbed by those who cherish lifeless law.