Wallace Dean LaBenne

Higher Power

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






We beseech a Higher Power
when faced with horrid times.
We grovel, shrink and cower when faced with ghastly crimes.

We pursue a Supreme Being
when faced with no relief.
We supplicate while fleeing when faced with abject grief.

We entreat a Divine Presence
when faced with cruel routs.
We constrict, hold on and tense when faced with brutal bouts.

We look for a God Almighty
when faced with no recourse.
We finish up untidy when faced with sad remorse.

We implore a Holy Spirit
when faced with dismal turns.
We panic, dread and fear it when faced with health concerns.

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