I'd like to share my poetry. If anyone wants to share their poetry with me, you're more than welcome to do so.
A PSALM OF STRUGGLE
My soul is crying out to God
For Mercy and Justice
For Self and Others
Like Paul, I hate what I do,
And what I don't hate, I don't do
There are ugly things in my heart
It was revealed to me in the wilderness
And depression sucks the life out of me
Out of the depths of the sting of
My friends have forsaken me,
My enemies are nearby, they
Can surround me at any time
My divided heart is stubborn so its rebellious
Carried away by winds of adversity...
I will have to fight to gain the prize
What is the prize?
A pure heart that seeks humility
And grows sunflowers in the midst of brokenness.
When will I learn to surrender?
When will I learn to be faithful?
Will God turn his face away from me?
Oh my soul, how foolish are your thoughts!
When will you learn to rejoice
Before your vain mind grows dark?
My idols do not leave me.
My stony heart needs water
Of the living word of God.
A hypocrite who seeks to be whole...
Let not my anger get the best of me.
Strengthen me, oh God, before my body turns to dust,
And I'm forgotten.
Teach me how to fear you and to surrender...
Give me a love for your word, my enemies, and your chastisement.