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Problems Bigger Than Mine?
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By Louis Gander
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Problems Bigger Than Mine?

"Whose problems are bigger than mine?" asked I,

Whose problems are bigger than mine?"

Oh, who can solve problems that cannot be solved

when the world is in such decline?

---

A flood of deep emotions came

as I washed out to sea.

And drifted off, was everything

that I'll no longer see.

 

My business assets disappeared

behind those foamy waves.

My friends and fam'ly taken too,

my parents pushed in graves.

 

I clenched my fists while tears spilled out.

I swung them through thin air -

above the oceans of my tears -

for no one seemed to care.

 

I screamed in savage anger as

I watched those waters churn.

Depressed, I was, for all those years,

not knowing where to turn.

 

Who could begin to take my place

and not be temperamental?

Problems, financial and physical too,

so mentally monumental!

 

My life had fallen all apart.

I was a total loss,

...but then, I learned another One

was nailed to a cross!

---

"Whose problems were bigger than mine?" asked I,

Whose problems were bigger than mine?"

Oh, who solved the problems that could't be solved

when the world is in such decline?

 

©2015 louis gander


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Submitted: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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