Kyrie Eleison

Lord, have mercy, have mercy on me.
I have sinned,
I have fallen,
I am far from grace.

Alone, deeply toned in repentance
I merge my soul with yours, oh Lord.
Mingling my emptiness with your
with your magnificent love.

Lord have mercy, have mercy on me.
I have destroyed
the goodness
you filled in me.

Adrift in the world of human space
I empty my heart of salvation, oh God.
Masking my faith with indifference,
with anger, with doubts.

Lord have mercy, have mercy on me.
I have become
a caricature
of a man.

Lost in space, in the universe.
My soul yearning for the peace
I used to find in You.

Seeking You, sweet Lord.
Lord have mercy, have mercy on me.

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Chris G. Vaillancourt was born on, April 5, 1959, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. From an early age, writing poetry was his primary means of explaining the world to himself. His first poem was published when he was still a teenager, and as he aged, his portfolio has grown. In the 1980's his first chapbooks were published, paving the way for an extensive list of published works. He has had 4 books published, with more surely to follow. Chris G. Vaillancourt may be considered one of the best contemporary poets of this age.

Last updated October 23, 2011