Mother (Psalm 88 – 2)

Dear Mother, hold me,

I feel like I am all alone.

I pray that you will embrace me;

please turn to me, listen to my cry.


For my soul is full of trouble

and my life is seemingly hopeless

I am in the Pit; I have lost my strength.

I am weak and vulnerable,


Dear Mother, have you stopped putting up with me?

I need you and I want you.

Dear Mother, have you ceased to take care of me?

No one else can help me.


You are asking too much of me;

I am stumbling as if in the night.

I am overwhelmed, I have been knocked down,

I have lost my breath, and my heart aches.


Dear Mother, are you listening?

In joyous expectation, I want your embrace.

Dear Mother, will you show yourself?

In ardent confidence, I believe you are with me


Is your love always in all ways?

Are you with those who are in the Pit?

Are your wonders known in the place of darkness?

Is there righteousness in the land of oblivion?


Dear Mother, I beseech you

Listen to my prayer.

Am I all alone?

Why can’t I have peace and equanimity?


I am in pain and cannot go on like this!

Do not forsake me, do not let me despair.

I am falling, lift me up.

I am forlorn, console me.


Dear Mother, hold me,

I know I am not all alone.

Give me the compassion to see with your eyes,

and give me the kindness to hear with your ears.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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