Steps to Believing

August 17, 2011
By Polyxena_Nyx BRONZE, London, Other
Polyxena_Nyx BRONZE, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Women who seek equality with men are not setting their standards very high


Shut your eyes and choke as you swallow it whole.
Let it settle in your stomach and squirm in your soul.
It will fill you from the heart and you can displace
what causes the destruction of the human race.
Open your eyes and gag it back up,
for swallowing blindly is never enough.
Ponder and stretch it but don’t test Him out.
Drink it with faith; He needs not your doubt.
Sweat it away when times get tough,
then see that he made you, like Him, a diamond in the rough.
Finally it fills you whole and you’ll sink in it too;
bathe in His Love and absorb it into you.


The author's comments:
I've never written something like this before and was only inspired after the first line came to my mind and I though about what I could be talking about if I ever used that line. I guess I've been thinking about my faith a lot recently and this is what I came out with.

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on Aug. 21 2011 at 11:49 am
Eno_Bladez GOLD, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
it'll be okay, if it's not okay it's not over.

i hate to admit it but i'm not religious at all. i haven't been to church in almost five years and i really loved this.

on Aug. 21 2011 at 11:49 am
NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The only thing holding us back in life is our desire to stay where we are and not venture further.
~Some random person on the Internet :P

I like the title :) Your word choice is interesting and flows nicely. Wonderful job! Maybe you could check out some of my work sometime? :)

on Aug. 19 2011 at 1:27 pm
snaomi PLATINUM, Cheshire, Connecticut
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I'm not very religious, but I really really like this poem.  It's not pushy, but it describes really well the process of getting in touch with faith.  Nice :)

on Aug. 19 2011 at 6:11 am
Polyxena_Nyx BRONZE, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Women who seek equality with men are not setting their standards very high

Thanks a lot! This is the first time I've posted poetry on the internet so it's reassuring that it's actually likeable.

on Aug. 19 2011 at 6:09 am
Polyxena_Nyx BRONZE, London, Other
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Women who seek equality with men are not setting their standards very high

I'm so glad you liked it! I wasn't sure about posting it and I'm glad even those not especially religious can get something out of it.

on Aug. 18 2011 at 7:48 pm
Isawyouyesterday GOLD, Cincinnati, Ohio
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I loved this! You're impressive to be able to, for lack of better words, spit this out, and have it be so fluid and so vivid.

on Aug. 18 2011 at 11:36 am
spitfire213 SILVER, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
In the devil's den i may be, so stab my heart and set me free.

I'm not super religious, but i love the visual affect the description evokes. good work!


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