You never know
Some people take a gun to their heads and pull the trigger,
I have such a friend who did this a few days ago,
a man of great intellect and faith,
beat down by the ravages of depression.
He lived through his attempt,
now struggling to get back together,
surrounding by friends and family,
and yes prayers and love.
None of us knows what we will face in the future,
yet I believe he nor anyone else is ever alone,
when the dark waters rise,
and they sink,
when their will is gone,
and rational thought impossible,
it is then that God is near,
though I wish I could understand
what the hell is going on in this dark,
broken, messed up world.