Anthony W. Pahl


I feel as old as the end of the world
As weak as a flag left unfurled
As young as the birth of a day
And as strong as the words that I pray.

I feel as light as a clear window pane
As sad as a life filled with shame.
As heavy as a heart that is numb
And as happy as a worm in a plum.

To have been all the things I have been
To have seen all in the things I have seen
To have felt all the things I have felt
Is the result of the hand that my God dealt.