This poem was written as a reflection on Job 3:1-26. In that passage Job is broken, shattered, and ready to breathe his last breath. I have felt like Job, have cried in the night, and eventually found a place where peace began to fill my heart again. This poem also references Jeremiah 31:29-30.
Perish the day that I first took a breath? Would my heavy gaze fall on mirrored sight and see any reason to wish for death? Would narrowed eyes see so little this night? Job calls out with a heavy-ladened cry In his words there are cryptic broken dreams bloody losses soak visions dark with dye heart shattered, soul scarred, will torn at the seams. There is room for new thoughts within my heart that twirl and show that pain may be passing. Sisyphean burden left at the start as sour grapes are left to those harassing. Let their teeth chatter in deserved sorrow and may Job find new hope for tomorrow.
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