Listen to what I am saying;
that is all the comfort I ask from you.
Give me a chance to speak and then, when I am through, sneer if you like.
My quarrel is not with mortals; I have good reason to be impatient.
Look at me. Isn't that enough to make you stare in shocked silence?
When I think of what has happened to me, I am stunned, and I tremble and shake.
Why does God let evil people live, let them grow old and prosper?
They have children and grandchildren, and live to watch them all grow up.