April 21 - May 17, 2020




oddly enough and despite the depressing news

this storm seems not to have touched me adversely

my head is in a better place than its been in years

Im seeing more of my family than at normal times

and Monday at the bank, lined up down the block

the assistant manager pulled me from the very end

as busy as she was, to help me deposit my cheques


no, though the world seems mad around me

within these walls I scarcely note the storm

and yet these bricks themselves can hardly shield

are but concrete and mortar on two-by-four frame

could not apprehend fear any more than could dust

I live within a greater wall, made by a greater Hand

than were these strengthless bits of dust and ash

though fear and worry would storm without

bright through all these days still shines the Son



Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!

Let your gentle spirit be known to all men.

The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing,

but in everything by prayer and supplication

with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension,

will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Philippians 4:4-7


“As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,

and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.

Even after my skin is destroyed,

yet from my flesh I shall see God;

whom I myself shall behold,

and whom my eyes will see and not another.

My heart faints within me!”


Job 19:25-27


A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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