A Dismal Feeling
I think back to youthful times when I felt lost and alone
I think back to a time when life seemed empty and unfulfilled.
I remember a time when my lonely soul would cry out loud and moan
For guidance from my Lord above to make the anguish be stilled.
I prayed to him and prayed to him but knew not what to pray for
I asked for wealth and peace of mind and treasures of this Earth
One day I opened up my eyes and trained them on Heavens door.
I realized then I knew not what my earthly things were worth.
He smiled and raised his arms to me, an invitation to join him there
He showed me riches I had never seen and joys I had never known.
As I gazed into his eyes I could not help but stare
For within his eyes was love complete that would never leave me alone.
For the first time in my life I realized he had been there all along
Sometimes we all forget what dismal feelings really mean.
Now I join him and I praise him in work, in poem and song
Those dismal feelings are only there because we have not seen
Although we see him not with our eyes, we see him with our heart.
And with his steadfast love guiding us we will not depart
From his love and from his care and from his words so dear.
Words of joy and words of love from one who is always near.