Poems of the Week

Prayer Borne

by Steven Urquhart Bell

“Bristol Airport under fire over ‘bus shelter’ prayer room”
The Independent

Even though I’m a very nervous flyer,
I don’t think I would say a prayer to God.
It’s not I don’t believe in something higher.
I’m not afraid my friends would think I’m odd.

I don’t care if the room is like a shelter.
I don’t care if I have to stand and queue.
I’m not afraid I’d meet a Bible Belter.
It’s if I met the Captain and the crew.