My heart is full of ache.
What more can you take?
You have my soul;
The one who made me whole.
You've taken health
And what little wealth
Was once bequeathed to me.
Why? Why can't you see?
You've taken all.
I've no further to fall.
You've stolen everything
And left me with nothing.
How can you be so cruel?
You call this merciful rule?
Do you take me for a fool?
Was I naught but a tool?
Ruler of the earth and sea,
Look what your rule has done to me.
My life was never great,
But you've filled me with hate.
How could you, Father of mankind,
Break my heart and soul and mind?
Wise Man's Gain
You emptied out my flawed heart
So that you'd be able to impart
Precious blessings so much deeper
Than my old heart could e're be keeper.
You stretched and pushed and pulled my soul
So that I could at last be whole.
You sent to me a precious friend
Then led him to joy beyond end.
You gave to me a body of flesh
So my broken soul might refresh
And that my mind may grow.
You did not promise tomorrow.
But you've given me today
To learn, to work, to play.
You've given me a cozy bed
And a pillow for my head.
You've shown me how to bend
And given me tools with which to mend.
You've given me your all.
And more each time I call.
I have taken all that you impart,
So at least I'll give to you my heart.