Which is worse?
a hole, a void, a lack, an absence?
Or a step-father:
angry, demeaning, cruel, abusive?
Even a real father:
cold, perfectionistic, rejecting, unloving?
And how could you compare?
I know the first and second – but not the third.
My half-brother knows only the third – not the others.
We cannot measure and compare all three.
Even though two out of three
are one and the same.
How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, â€śViolence!â€ť but you do not save?
Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?...
Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails....