Oh Soul

another day
another handful of pills
another day masked with pain

shaking
tripping over my own two feet
choking on nothing
being told to speak up
being told to ‘Smile!’
wanting to scream

they think I can do better
they think I don’t try hard enough

they’re wrong

I am
doing my best

trying hard
to maintain
to hang in there
but
some days

are bad days

the shadows of despair
they cling to my heels

darkness clamors
for my joy
seeking to destroy

happiness
is beckoning me to
come

to give up

to give in

to the pain
that wreaks havoc within soul
and body

oh soul,
disheartened spirit
despairing heart

I will
rest in His arms

wait patiently for Him

so that I might
boast in Him

of His goodness
His faithfulness

the afflicted will hear
be delivered
from their fears
happy is the one
who makes You
his refuge
his shelter
his strength

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