Tuesday, March 19, 2013

useless words

For you have now become nothing; you see my calamity and are afraid.
Job 6:21

We are powerless
to understand
all the situations
from God's hand
that pour down on us
sunshine and rain
how human experience
is both joy and pain

but people try
to give meaning
to circumstance

Words are the tools
used to convey
hope or purpose
and what we say
is meant to make sense
of the senseless
we interpret experience
often words are worthless

we only try
to find meaning
in nothingness

We are usurpers
beyond limits
of understanding
we explain it
incorrectly assuming
we know God's ways
when silence
would better ponder our days

only God can
give true meaning
to our suffering

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