Sonnet: “When Existential Angst Meets Faith”

"Why must we suffer hardships and disease?"
we often wonder. Pain? Adversity?
War? Hunger? Death!?...Our best philosophy
cannot put these concerns to rest or ease.
Dysphoria, psychosis, pathologies
of the mind—subjects of psychology
that are all causes of man's misery:
the gruesome outcome of these maladies
is suicide! But we're not without hope
or God's compassion as today we go
on, heal, survive, live and thrive as we cope:
it's easy to lose hope when we are low
and in despair; but we are in God's scope,
too—this put your trust and faith in and know.

Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-05-29 at 11:33

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