Synonymous with mercy
Saying Your name more lately -
a name synonymous with mercy.
You advocate measures
I dare not undertake.
Point in directions I dare not go.
I'm not yet ripe! I protest.
I embrace my karma.
I say Your name
but I'm not Your slave.
A loose cannon, I hide and loiter
in the wilds beyond Your gate,
a refugee from an oppressive regime
without the courage or strength
to commit myself
to Your discipline and Your cause.
I say Your name, indulge in Your mercy
and wait, in fervent good faith,
for my own timely, fragrant ripening.
O child of God, repeat His name devoutly.
Mercy is what you are after