Monday, January 6, 2014

If...

If tomorrow,
no,
today,
you lost it,
all of it,
in one fell blow,
what would you do?

Would you sob?
Rage?
Curse God and die?
Or reckon gain as loss
and things as dross
and Job-like sit and scrape,
let neighbors gape,
but say "The Lord gives
and takes away,
and blessed be
His name
(for his steadfast love endures forever)"?

And if,
friend,
you know the answer you should give,
how shall we then live?

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