Oh Lord, why has thou forsaken me?
Oh my God, please hear my cry of pain and rescue me.
The talons of the wild beasts tear at my body as the pain grows
And never ceases.
I have not defiled your name or your temples.
I have done good in thy sight.
But you have left me. You do not hear my cries.
Is my pain a punishment for my deeds or my thoughts?
What do I do to reach you?
As I huddle under a blanket, nursing my pain, I hear the song of birds
And see the colors of the trees. I seek cool water to quench my thirst ere I faint.
Oh Lord, I feel thy spirit enfolding me as with a warm blanket.
God, thou has not forsaken me. Thou hast given me strength to endure until I come into your kingdom.
– Jenny Munro
Note: My mother is fighting severe and continuous pain as she ages. This is dedicated to her.