The Lives of a Man – The Feeling of Selfishness

Late at Night

it was

It was late at night.

A Man

was walking

A man was walking through a city.

The Man

was mumbling

He was mumbling to himself as he walked.

The Man

was praying

He was praying.

The Man

was repeating

He was repeating the same prayer over and over again.

After a While

he stopped

After a while the man stopped.

A Tree

he stood

He stood under a tree.

The Man

he looked around

He looked around.

he looked up and down

He looked up and down the street.

he did not recognise

He did not recognize anything.

The Man

he was

He was lost.

He was completely and utterly lost.

He was alone.

He was completely and utterly alone.

The man was alone and he was terribly unhappy.

A Crowd of People

he saw

The man saw a crowd of people.

he stopped

Suddenly he stopped his prayer.

he thought

He thought about the words of the prayer.

was asking for

He was asking for relief from his suffering.

Selfish

it seemed

It seemed selfish.

he thought

He thought that it seemed selfish.

it occurred to him that it seemed

It occurred to him that it seemed selfish.

Other People

he thought

He thought about other people.

Suffering

he thought

He thought about the suffering of other people.

The Prayer


he changed

The man changed the words of his prayer.

He changed the words from “May Jesus Christ have mercy on my soul” to “May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls”.

it was

It was a still a ten syllable prayer.

it was

It was still a ten syllable line.

The Man

he changed

He only changed one word.

he changed

He only changed one syllable.

All People

he prayed

He prayed for the relief of suffering of all people.

The Man

he continued walking

The man continued walking and he continued praying.

he walked and he prayed

He walked through the city and he prayed as he walked.

May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.
May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.
May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.
May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.

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