The Humility of Desperation

the very times
when I am in the greatest need
of prayer for stamina, strength and wisdom
I am least inclined to ask.

Some days
on the very days
when I most need the company
of people with honest hearts and strong minds
I am most inclined toward isolation.

There are times
when I find that my pride and anger
push me toward the greatest danger
and I feel the strongest drive
to figure things out
all on my own.

humiliation and desperation
seem to share a common path
and sometimes it is the last man standing
who should have been
the first one kneeling.

H. Arnett

About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Ark City, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-nine years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-eight grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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