Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted June 5, 2015

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Sonnet - Faith Contest Entry

That Step

by kiwisteveh

What does it take to make that step, a stride
    so bold that courage seems too weak a name,
    across the dark abyss a lifetime wide,
    where serpents dance below, and I their game?

My fortitude deserts me where I stand
    upon the brink and wrestle nameless fears,
    while flocking, mocking, hard on either hand,
    the screeching gulls of doubt assail my ears.

But lo, the slender thread of faith shines bright
    entwined with love and patience, trust and hope.
    A thousand craftsmen toiling through the night
    could never manufacture such a rope.

    What does it take but faith in love so pure?
    With you to guide me, ev'ry step is sure.


Faith Poetry Contest contest entry


Put your own interpretation on this - I did think of calling it 'The Bridegroom Waits.' :O)
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