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Faith crisis poetry

Opposition

A shield of ice to keep at bay the heat of fiery birth. Deflect the quench of living drink with sharpened sword of thirst. A spear of night to pierce the light, protect the shadows dear. And courage hordes are smitten, hewn, with catapults of fear. A helmet thick and strong with grief to stop […]

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Faith crisis poetry

Nameless

A hundred people near me, but I am all alone. A city full of houses, but I am without home. A sea of salty water, but I am just a leaf. A court of kings and rulers, but I am not a chief. A pile of coloured ribbons, but I’m a drabby grey. A kennel full of purebreds, but I’m a tossed out stray. […]

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Faith crisis poetry

Lost

A heart once pumped so strong and sure, a rich and fiery red That reached the toes and fingertips now weak and nearly dead. It urged and coaxed and pressed — inspired — to battle scary things. This faith is but a trickle now, its strength an echoed ring. Where is that strength? Where did […]

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Clinging

I watched one day two scenes unfold before my very eyes, Contrasting views of the same dream—one truth, one soothing lies. The first saw hordes of people stroll along a narrow path. Within their cliques, they held the rail, engaged in lovely chat. They reached the end and ate some fruit, and licked their lips […]

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Faith crisis poetry

Hack

I once looked up from where I sat and saw my shelf seemed odd. I cocked me head and looked perplexed, quite sure somehow it’s flawed. I stood, stepped close, inspected it, noticed the smallest crack. Got my duct tape, tore off a piece, and fixed it like a hack. I went to sail the […]

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Faith crisis poetry

Snagging Rainbows

Hiding in plain sunlight while sifting through the sky, Looking for the rainbows as heaven has a cry. Snagging them with morals, ignoring all the pain; Pushing them through prisms to make them white again. There’s no coloured sunshine; we’re all offspring of God. Hospital for sinners, but you’re the one who’s flawed. Wash your clothes […]

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Faith crisis poetry

Where will you go?

Where will you go? I do not know. Where rivers flow or breezes blow Where flies the crow or sunsets glow Search high and low, look to and fro My garden hoe, My front yard mow Drink cups of joe, and sweet cocoa. Eat lots of pho, and risotto, And sweet gateaux, and cookie dough, Pistachios, and sloppy […]

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Faith crisis poetry

Beckoning

Extinguished fire, now cold and dark, that blazed once bright and sure, That warmed my self, my heart, my soul and made my spirit pure, I watched you die as rain poured down and choked your fighting flames. I frantically worked day and night to save you; ’twas in vain. I tried to feed you […]

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Faith crisis poetry

After the Storm

Ruby red, no, scarlet red, the blood stains on their hands. Innocence delayed ten years, now teach them how to dance Orange like the glowing coals of fire dying out; Bellows, worn and tired now, have fin’lly shut their spout. Yellow sun has dimmed its light, its service drawn to close Tried so hard to shine so bright, […]

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Faith crisis poetry

Abandoned Strings

The hand within or up above directs each action fake: Each word, each nod, each praise of joy, whate’er the master makes. Bow the head, fold the arms, expound, and testify, Say yes, say no, arm to the square, and never question why. Shushed and limp, no life inside, fifteen million strong. A sleight of hand awakens them to […]