ANTIDOTE

Some things in this world make me mad—

but I cannot live with hate.

The One whose anger knew no sin

plants His love within.

 

Some things in this world frighten me—

but I cannot live in fear.

The One who calmed the thundering storm

keeps me safe and warm.

 

Some things in this world are abhorrent to m—

but I cannot live in disgust.

The One who cast the demons out

gives a victory shout.

 

Some things in this world vex my nerve—

but I cannot live in tension.

The One who took all mankind’s stress

gives vitalizing rest.

 

~Catherine Lawton

(extracted from the book, Remembering Softly: A Life In Poems © 2016)