April 21, 2017

 

Were it not for God

 

in the beginning
before all that is
was
when nothing was of greater weight
that what was not
even nothing could not have been
were it not for God

in our sadnesses
as grief bears fleeting
smiles
when despair is of greater weight
than life itself
even life could not continue
were it not for God

in our exulting
amid our purest
joy
when gloom is fled far and distant
unremembered
even thanks would be undone
were it not for God