General Poetry posted January 20, 2018

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A house of faith...

by royowen

A house of faith cannot be built
on river's flow or vagrant silt.
No one constructs a fortress wall
on porous sand -- the North wind's call.

If one will curse a prophet's cause,
how will one know, perceive one's course?
A man should seek his own release --
to capture truth -- trap Heaven's peace.

Please search the heights, for wisdom seeks
with lifted eyes beyond faith's peak.
A child can grasp the sweetest truth --
because the dust cannot blind youth.

It's not with naked eyes men see,
but with the soul -- on bended knee.
How can the knowledge man has gleaned
be birds of wisdom groomed and preened?

R.Owen 13/09/2017


I think and believe as a writer;- wisdom, perception, intuition, and the greatest of all, the seeking of truth is necessary for imparting written work. I would think we would rather influence in pathways of good, would we not? Seek wisdom with the heart of a child, don't let bias or prejudicial thinking enter the process, we all have limitations in receiving information... be open, really open.
Proverb 4 : 6-9 "Don't abandon wisdom, and she will watch over you; love her, and she will guard you. Wisdom is supreme -- so get wisdom. And whatever you get, get understanding. Cherish her, and she will exalt you; if you embrace her; she will honour you. She will place a garland of favour on your head; she will give you a crown of beauty."
Proverbs 9 : 10a "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom..."
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