My Dark Night

My heart sinks. Oh dark night!
You have come to scare me
In this lonely path…

I fall short in each step
How mistaken was I to walk
In this silent night…

I agonize with each beat of my heart
Each breath I take
Brings pain to today…

Where has your magnificent smile gone?
I remembered the sun
That brought me warmth and light…

But that is now a memory!
This night won’t pass
Here I am, falling again…

Cold and lonely
Deceived in the shadows
That hide your truth at this dark hour…

Take my life!
End this misery!
I lament in each second that passes by…

Have pity on me…
A sinner!
Send the moon and the stars
To keep me company
In this desolate night!

By JA

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One thought on “My Dark Night

  1. Yes, sometimes we feel like this. The psalmist, too, wrote these feelings. Our souls are despairing; our bodies are weak. We are like the Jews of old during the Babylonian exile: our God has been stripped from us, we cannot sing a our song of our God “in a foreign land.” Oh, Godde, come to us anew. Give us new eyes to see you hidden within. Give us a new song to sing. Let your love and creativity blossom within us.

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