This April marks the 22nd anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. In honor of National Poetry Month, I’ll be sharing 30 of my favorite poems during the entire month of April.
Today’s Poem is …The Creed for the Disabled
I asked God for strength that I might achieve.
I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health that I might do greater things.
I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy.
I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of men.
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life.
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among all men, most richly blessed.
The Prayer of an Unknown Confederate Soldier
About Sheréa VéJauan: Sheréa VéJauan is the author of the 2018 Goals Journal, as well as several other titles, including, 7 Simple Steps to Achieving Your Business Goals, 3 Simple Steps to Creating a Powerful Vision Board, 52 Mondays Companion Journal, and many others. https://shereavejauan.com/