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Poem: Why Lord

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"Life is Hard" (God is Good) by Pam Thum

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Why Lord

Why Lord,
do I have tears in my eyes
when you provide me with all I need?
Give me contentment.

Why Lord,
do I feel lonely
when I know you are with me?
Give me comfort.

Why Lord,
do I think my cup is half empty
when I know you refill it?
Give me gratefulness.

Why Lord,
do you put people in my life
only to take them away?
Give me understanding.

Why Lord,
must I travel
this road alone?
Give me peace.

"Why Me Lord" by Kris Kristofferson

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 26, 2020:

Ms. Dora,

Thank you.

Yes, a few have mentioned to me they feel the same way at times.

Thanks for reading.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 26, 2020:

Brenda, I say Amen to your prayer for peace. The situations you describe are so relatable.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 25, 2020:

Kari,

Thank you.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on February 25, 2020:

Thank you so much Brenda! I am very honored and flattered that you would like to post it. I never mind someone posting my writing as long as I am credited.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 24, 2020:

Kari,

I am delighted to hear this one touches you.

I think our thoughts must be connected.

I would like to post a piece of your work, "Cold - a poem" on poets with a voice.

https://www.facebook.com/poetswithavoice/

You can also post here.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1017041218668840/

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on February 24, 2020:

I love this, Brenda! It's like you looked into my head.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 22, 2020:

Clive,

Just because....

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 22, 2020:

Donna,

Thank you for stopping by to read my work.

I hope your tomorrow seems better.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on February 22, 2020:

Why?

Donna Marie Laino from Philadelphia on February 22, 2020:

Wonderful reflection for me today. Thank you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 21, 2020:

Donna,

Thank you so much!

Have a lovely evening.

Donna Rayne from Sparks, Nevada on February 21, 2020:

Ohhh Brenda, I absolutely loved this one. Great poem!

Blessings,

Donna Rayne

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 21, 2020:

Ruby,

Glad this one took you down memory lane.

So delighted it is a special prayer.

Thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 21, 2020:

Brenda, this is special! Your prayer was mine not too long ago, then I met Ray. God Bless.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 20, 2020:

KnWettstein,

Thank you.

I am delighted you think so.

Have a great day.

KnWettstein from United States on February 20, 2020:

This to me is a great thought provoking piece. Thank you for sharing it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 20, 2020:

Rosina,

You are right...the answers lie within.

I wrote this awhile back but just got around to posting it.

Enjoy your day gal!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 20, 2020:

Val,

You always seem to know the right words to say.

Thank you my friend.

Have a wonderful day.

Rosina S Khan on February 20, 2020:

Lovely well-crafted and well-versed poem, Brenda. I really appreciate it. Thank you for your contribution. A little while ago I was feeling depressed myself. But to recover, one has to look within but not outside. May God bless you!

Val Karas from Canada on February 20, 2020:

Brenda -- Beautiful poem, with an interesting question -- which only your heart may answer, not heaven.

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