April 15 Poem: When I Try

by J. Randal Matheny © 2011

When I try to think of something profound,
The mind goes blank,
When I tried to impress the crowd and astound,
Like lead it sank.

When I tried with eloquent flourishes to fly,
How dry the speech!
When I try to embrace both the earth and sky,
I limit my reach.

The only thing that worked when I tried,
Was God as my guide.

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