Misplaced Anger

People ruin their lives by their own foolishness
    and then are angry at the Lord. ~ Proverbs 19:3 New Living Translation (NLT)

Many of us come to the Rooms of Recovery
not only ruining our own lives and ready
finally to admit it. But far removed
from William Ernest Henley
when he thanked whatever gods may be
for his unconquerable soul, we come
blaming gods, not thanking them,
perhaps cursing gods convinced
the fault can’t really be our own.
We rant and rave about the powers that be
unwilling to admit the depths of our failures.


image copyright: Yael Weiss