Depressed by our Defeats

We’re depressed by our defeats so 

don’t expect a song and dance.

Even though this place is pleasant, 

laughter doesn’t stand a chance.


Mention when and where we flourished;

tell us just how much we’ve lost.

Doesn’t matter who’s to blame, we

feel we’ve paid too high a cost. 


Those who did us in and those who

cheered as we were on the ropes,

will in future generations

reap the harvest of our hopes.


Image:  捷 简 on Unsplash

Source:  Psalm 137

Text:  David Alexander, 2022, CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune:   Brocklesby, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission.

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