Dorothea Brande Quote

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Rather than face the mere possibility of pain we will not act at all . . . or do something easier than we should attempt.

From Ecclesiastes 3:22:  “So I saw that there is nothing better than that all should enjoy their work, for that is their lot; who can bring them to see what will be after them?”

Ease This Pain

From Isaiah 49:13:  “Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing!  For the Lord has comforted His people, and will have compassion on His suffering ones.”


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Does anyone truly feel my pain tonight?

Feeling run over, with nothing to gain

Nightly tears and torment, dark dreams take flight

Who can reach out with love to ease this pain?


Feeling without life, bleak and cold numbness

A distant, yet strong voice comes close to thee

Light creeps over the horizon’s darkness

Listen!  Hear His voice, kneeling on my knees


God’s Holy Word soothes agonizing pain

Turning to listen, He’s never been gone

Leaving oneself with so much love to gain

Now praising my Lord, life hums a new song


My Lord, my God—His mercy comforts thee

Lasting hope, opens eyes forever to see

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This poem was inspired by a few of the lyrics from the song “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd.  A fellow blogger shared this song, and my poetic craft found a way to bring some of the song into this Christian poem.  God inspires!