Psalm 39

a psalm of lament

 

Why must we kill each

Other, Lord?  Why is

Cain more of an

Example than a single

Lesson?

 

Your word tells us to

Love; yet you have

Commanded war, I

Know—does war work

When you are its

General?

 

We kill each other in

Small ways as well

 

In kindness withheld,

All respect scorned,

And in quotidian

Wounding that will not

Subside, such is our

Wayward will

 

And lack of empathy

 

Keep showing us the

Better way, O Lord

 

And when we must be

Brutal, let us yield

The field to your

Strategy and control

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