"Why must we suffer hardships and disease?"
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we ask. Pain? Hunger? War? Adversity?
Death? Misery!?... 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 malady:
the tragic end of these infirmities
is suicide! But we're not without hope,
as God's compassion propels us to 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 faith and trust in, and know!