~ Regarding Faith ~

This month’s issue of the BeZine is up and what a splendid collection of inspiration it is shaping up to be! Our theme this month is “Faith in things seen and unseen”. Below is my humble contribution.

Kahlil Gibran Faith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ Regarding Faith ~

I have seen both angels and demons

in people.

I have blessed and cursed the gilt cross,

(and borne the guilt of that loss)

that symbol at the top

of the steeple.

 

I have witnessed the whispers of a faith so broken

that I could have sworn

the candle had gone out…

blasphemies unspoken, extinguished, forlorn,

doused by doubt.

Then flickering, then flaring to life

once more.

Hesitant to blindly leap

through Hope’s open door,

(it is a tale of patient observation).

 

To define the schism of a soul;

that of wanting to believe,

but in fear

of giving up

control.

Faith begins

pure white,

the color of the hottest flame

within.

Cast aside your fear

and embrace

the life you’re in!

(And your unique place in it).

 

Black, white, the infinite shades of grey,

all linger and swirl in the inner world,

with faith as an empty, clean, blank slate,

despite differences in how we pray,

or meditate,

there is only One

and we are all connected.

As for Faith…

it can continually die and be

resurrected.

 

What I know

is that

The Universe will continue,

whether we believe in it or not.

~ © 2016 C.L.R.

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About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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2 Responses to ~ Regarding Faith ~

  1. I missed your wonder~full poem the first time I read this post Corina ~ your words and the spacing of them are so beautifully considered and get right to the heart of the dilemma ~ ‘wanting to believe but in fear of giving up control…’ I love the reassurance of the last verse. Once again, thank you for sharing this with us at this time! ❤

    • dragonkatet says:

      Thank you so much for reading and leaving a comment, Jacqueline! 🙂 And for the kind words, too. I don’t have as much time to write as I used to, and it sure seems to show (to me, anyway). Hopefully, I can find/make more time for it again very soon. I do believe that the Universe will continue, regardless of what we humans do. There is comfort in that.

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