Voices: Marcia Hornok and Psalm 23

Marcia Hornok has rewritten Psalm 23 in the style of our stressed-out, fast-paced culture.

The clock is my dictator, I shall not rest.
It makes me lie down only when exhausted.
It leads me to the deep depression, it hounds my soul.
It leads me in circles of frenzy for activities’ sake.
Even though I run frantically from task to task,
I will never get it all done, for my “ideal” is with me.
Deadlines and my need for approval, they drive me.
They demand performance from me, beyond the limits of my schedule.
They anoint my head with migraines, my in-basket over-flows.
Surely fatigue and time pressure shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the bonds of frustration forever.

I’m sorry to say that Marcia, whom I don’t know, seems to “get” 21st-century life pretty well.  I’m also sorry to say that she doesn’t appear to blog regularly!  http://unfinishedchristian.wordpress.com/tag/marcia-k-hornok/

2 thoughts on “Voices: Marcia Hornok and Psalm 23

  1. Anne Boyd 07/29/2013 / 10:21 am

    Marcia’s definition of the “modern world” is fairly accurate…except the clock bears no relevance for me. I allow the need to “get it all done” to keep me up until the early hours of the morning. Is Psalms 23 a cure for Type A? Type A Personality was not created by God. 😉


    • Brian Casey 07/29/2013 / 5:20 pm

      Boy, are you right about God’s not having created the Type A. and congrats on not being ruled by the clock yourself.


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