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God's Depressed

by Glenn Currier

It’s a cloudy day today
forecast predicts lots of wind
my mood’s a darker shade of gray
than it has lately been

dissonant as the music playing
today as out of sync
as my heart is staying -
feeling on the brink

of I don’t know what
like the weather - wanting spring
for this winter’s tightened my gut -
wondering what the news will bring.

Reading poetry and seeing art
makes me believe God’s within -
as co-creators not wholly apart
even in our darkest sin

but sometimes faith’s leap
seems too long
the chasm between us too deep.
If in weakness I’m made strong

maybe this day I’ll find the strength
find the art of which I’m possessed
discover the joy to jump that length
through the dark that says God’s depressed.

03/23/2018

Author's Note: Author’s note: Yesterday I discovered my heart is again in AFIB (atrial fibrillation – arrhythmia). It temporarily threw me into feelings of disappointment and discouragement. But the feelings passed soon even though the national news seemed particularly bad. I don’t know what is next for me or the nation, but I am buoyed by the knowledge that I am in God’s embrace – that at least HE’S not depressed.

Posted on 03/23/2018
Copyright © 2018 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Brian Francis on 03/24/18 at 02:56 PM

So you're marching to the beat of a your own heart and it is making you run. The bounty of faith is found in the believing, and while doubts might haunt us, in faith make steadfast your heart. In troubles we doubt in successes praise, free will's gift and bane. Nice heartfelt work thanks for sharing. I pray for you -- strength. Peace friend --bf

Posted by Brian Francis on 03/24/18 at 02:57 PM

So you're marching to the beat of a your own heart and it is making you run. The bounty of faith is found in the believing, and while doubts might haunt us, in faith make steadfast your heart. In troubles we doubt in successes praise, free will's gift and bane. Nice heartfelt work thanks for sharing. I pray for you -- strength. Peace friend --bf

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 03/25/18 at 05:59 AM

Congrats on POTD, Glenn. Worthy capture of Depression. Personal, and yet I'm sure we've all felt this way off and on, especially with the current state of the world.

Posted by George Hoerner on 05/16/18 at 07:38 PM

I also have AFIB but at 80 I can’t get too upset about it. there are times I wish I did not have it. – I’m ready to go anytime.

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