I feel weak today, O Lord;
I feel drained of energy.
Am I dying?
Of course! We all are.
Help me not to worry, Lord,
Though I’ve sinned so much.
Your mercy is greater than my misery.
But still, why do I feel so weak?
Not sleepy but weak:
As if the strength has been drained from my limbs.
My hair is uncut, but I’m no Nazirite.
Samson’s vows are inapplicable.
Revive my soul, O God.
Heal me, make me well!
This is my therapy
Whenever I feel anxious:
To pray with my pen,
To write down my tears.
The life in me is flickering.
O raise me up and make me live!
Copyright Dennis M. Cortes 2021