This is telling it like it is Jaybird! There is so much that falters in this world and when we depend on the divine we expect perfection. The thing that I cling to is this... man is fallible and he detracts from the divine, but God is ever there and never changing. Free will is a gift that many have abused, yet the giver is still benevolent.
Hi Jay, your beautiful and profound poem resonates with me. I must admit that faith has no room in my life. I'm referring to the religious one. Man fights over it and kills over it, and that is not right. If there were a God, he, she or it wouldn't allow what is happening all the time. Cynic? Yes maybe I am. But I do believe there are some genuine good people around. I meet them all the time. Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem. You're such a talented writer. Kind regards. Ulla:)))
Another great poem! I think everyone at some time has a bit of faltering faith. I think it's probably even normal. We all believe because of faith. A faith we learned to trust with our lives, but if you get right down to it, no one really knows. My idea is I have faith because I don't want to chance it.
Good rhyme and meter mastering. I suppose there's a bit of the one who was called, "Doubting Thomas" in all of us. The diversity is plainly very easy to see. What is far more interesting, if you have a serious look, is the underlying prior unity of all and All. There's no way the mind will help you figure this all out. The seat of the truth of all matters is in the heart. Your recognized ribbon is well-deserved.
This was such a sad read. It reminded me of times when I lose touch with reality and a little bit of faith as well. We sorely need some good in this world after all this pain and misery. This piece is real close to heart!
"Time draws near, I await my fate,
the fate all mortals must await." This is the one thing we all have in common. No matter what we believe about what awaits us, even if we believe in the testimony of those who claim to have had near sea experiences, your last line says it all.
In my opinion, a timely piece, in smooth and unforced rhyme and earnest deliberation, which affects many of us here on FanStory, as I am beginning to unhappily learn. Stated with common eloquence, as in a random prayer...
I struggle with religion and its divisiveness, and yet I miss the community it offered. Your verse is refreshing:) I also am much closer to my ending than my beginning, and wonder about the 'after.'