“REDEMPTION.” a poem 14 January 2020 [Tuesday]
Can you find peace in your pain now?
I turned to music; I thought, somehow,
Peace of mind, then might descend,
Upon me. No. Is this the end?
Who knows what suffering’s right for me?
Where is happiness? Is there a key,
For finding Hope? Is She still there?
Pandora’s Box it looks so bare.
Is this Purgatory? or is it Hell?
Heaven, I thought. Can we tell?
Was I mistaken? MuchTortureCan,
Be appreciated by a thankful man.
“Give up yet?” “Yes, I’ve had enough;
It all seems, I think, pretty tough.”
Suffering, they say is good for a soul;
Can’t mercy also be a goal?
Where’s mercy now? I’ve no excuse.
I’ve lived this life. Was I of use?
I do not know, but, in grateful state,
I thank You at this latest date.
Thank you for my fam i ly.
Thank you for good compan y.
Thank you mostly for thankfulness;
I give thanks for an apparent mess.
I need to try; I need to hope,
That Grace can help me not to mope,
But to be grateful, for whate’er,
Happens here, including Fear.
I thank the pain in body & mind.
With thanks, you know, I think I’ll find,
Redemption waiting at the door;
May I be thankful evermore.