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Spirit of Faith

August 14, 2013
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


Like a feather adrift in the skies,
I float in the sea of life.
My mind an empty canvas,
My heart an oozing wound.
An immigrant in this cold world,
I am blind to my future
And my choices.
The dove calls to me,
Healing psalms to my shattered wings,
But His calls never reach my eyes,
For I am distracted as time stumbles by.

Crimson colors blanket my might,
And the dove yet continues to fight
To crumble my default shield.
I sprint without knowing my destination,
Yearning for someone's desperate passion.
Explanations are questioned and love is tested;
Our ideas drift within the ocean's lapping waves.
I thirst for the power of His light,
Yet drown in the darkness of the well.
The dove escapes and follows me here;
A hint of His spirit floods within my heart.
Shall my destiny be chained to the needles of medication?
Am I that of a rainbow; a trick to the eye, an illusion?
The dove seduces these dark thoughts into the void of forgetfulness,
And my tears become the rain that shatters my default shield
Which smothers everyone the day they’re born.

He is my savior from this well,
And my humility crushes my pride
With pounds
Of His never ending love.



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 28 2013 at 6:28 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I will start with the negative, if it could be considered "negative". The line "But His calls never reach my/ eyes" for me is rather confusing. I'm not sure that calls must reach a person's eyes; ears perhaps. But again, this is my opinion. Other than that, I do love the spiritual feeling this poem offers. I enjoy the emotion you convey. The last stanza is exquisite. 

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 18 2013 at 2:57 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

hahah thank you so much! It means so much :)

on Aug. 17 2013 at 6:26 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Oh, wow. I love the symbolism all thoughout. The dove, and how it follows the speaker even as he is stuck in the well. Edging its way in, almost a doubting of his doubts. A very good representation of faith. It also... astonishingly relatable. Am I the only one who had the feel that I was the one in the well...? Either that I had been, and was free, or that I *would* be, and Id be the one waiting for the dove, hoping for its psalms to heal me. I HAD to read this a few times over. It was just good! Just, wow. Lettin' ya know now, this one is five of five from me.

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 17 2013 at 5:37 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank you :)

SuzieQ777 GOLD said...
on Aug. 16 2013 at 3:41 pm
SuzieQ777 GOLD, Franklin, Virginia
15 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"La Vida Es Bella"
-Me

WOW, this was sooo good. definitely one of my faves. :)

sarah98 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 16 2013 at 2:29 pm
sarah98 BRONZE, Holyoke, Massachusetts
1 article 0 photos 406 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to write for yourself and have no audience than write for your audience and have no self.

love it! i love the story you tell