God Is My Second Wind - Poem by Glen Kappy

A Heart Song

God is my second wind
the breath that gives me joy and determination
when others give up—and cry.

When troubles multiply
when they mount above the point of exasperation
I laugh—I laugh when I remember God.
For I am in him and he cannot be moved.
He is my father who cares
who has sleeves of inexhaustible resource.
I laugh and I seem insane.
I laugh but my reference is right.

Father, this is where I long to be—
shaken from introspection, drawn out beyond my skin, and emptied.
Perhaps too much would be too much?
But when I am forced from self-regard
then—ah then! —then I turn and look to all-sufficient you.

Poems by Glen Kappy

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