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Title: Sonnet: “When Existential Angst Meets Faith”
Author: Ngoc Nguyen
Date Submitted: 6/4/2018
Email: ngoc.m.nguyen@cox.net

Poem: "Why must we suffer hardships and disease?"
we often wonder. Pain? Adversity?
War? Famine? Death!?...Our best philosophy
cannot put these concerns to rest or ease.
Depression, mania, infirmities
of the mind — subjects of psychology
that are all causes of man's misery:
the gruesome outcome of these maladies
is suicide! But we're not without hope
or God's compassion. Today we can go
on with meds and healthcare; we learn and cope.
It's easy to lose faith when we are low
and in despair... but we are in God's scope
and hands too — this put your trust in and know....