My Heart’s Song

For the past few years, Chicago’s Swedish Covenant Hospital has sponsored art exhibits that feature work from patients. In 2010 and 2011, I submitted poems that were featured in the exhibit and the published book which contained copies of all submissions. This week, I am sharing those pieces. Below is my entry (“My Heart’s Song”) to the 2011 show, A Testimony to Being.

7 a.m.: 1 pill

This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.

(Ps. 118:24 NLT)

7:30 a.m.: 1 pill

I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this.

(Ps. 139:14 God’s Word Translation)

9 a.m.: 5 pills

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

(Ps. 118:17 KJV)

1 p.m.: 2 pills

My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth

(Ps. 121:2 NIV)

5 p.m.: 2 pills

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

(Ps. 139:13 NLT)

8 p.m.: 1 pill

My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

(Ps. 119:50 NIV)

9 p.m.: 5 pills

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

(Ps. 4:8 KJV)