psalm 75: well worn hymns

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i know you are near
but too often
i feel your presence as
a kind of sad capriciousness,
listening to us sing
our well-worn hymns
as you dangle the
sweet dream of justice
before us.

then again, perhaps i’m
only projecting my
hopes and fears onto you -
that behind this
terrifyingly random facade
there lies a world founded
on pillars of equity that
will never be shaken,
try though we might.

so if i send my songs of praise
to a place beyond even you
i’m sure you’ll understand.
and when my voice gives out
i won’t falter -
i’ll simply close my eyes,
raise my cup,
and revive myself with the
sweet taste of liberation
without end.


2 Comments on “psalm 75: well worn hymns”

  1. Sarah Q. Malone says:

    Thank you. Beautiful. So true.

    – Sarah Q. Malone

  2. gwpj says:

    Beautifully and truthfully said, a real treasure.


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