12/15 Poem: Right Suffering


The real source of pain
It now seems to me
Is where I conflict
With reality

Sometimes the cause
Is from the outside
Where I must fix or
Be sure to swing wide

Or else the problem
Is really just me
And I must adapt
If I would be free

But the more likely
And difficult case
Is that the conflict
Cannot be erased

Because Jesus told us
This world’s not our home
And that deep discomfort
Ensures that we roam

So here’s to our suffering
It’s really a friend
God gave to remind us
He is the right end

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