faith.

22 Jul

i can hear the
moon, star
congregations
clappin
and stompin their feet,
singing
the weight of their tears,
praising
Jah for blessings,
swelling
with the Spirit.

“Amen!”
they are in agreement.
they are aligned.

meanwhile,
i lay in bed
confused.
or insecurely certain.
debating faith
on whether
we are praying
for the same things.

(artwork by ivey hayes)

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19 Responses to “faith.”

  1. Jingle July 22, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    I hear the sound of your words.
    cool poem!
    🙂

  2. RiikaInfinityy July 22, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    powerful words:P Totally loving this, thank for sharing such a wonderful poem~=P

  3. Kavita July 22, 2010 at 11:35 pm #

    Oh WOWW!! Loved the thought, and the words to match that thought! The last few lines were totally awesome! Are we praying for the same things indeed?!?!
    Beautifully written!

  4. joanny July 22, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    An interesting notion — what are people praying for? Are we on the same page, or is it all about the self?

    Thoughtful and layered poem, can mean several things.

    Joanny
    from thursdays rally
    http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/

    two posts today one is for jingle.
    http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/2010/07/dance-of-fire-el-amor-brujo.html

  5. Ilakya Spandhanaa July 23, 2010 at 2:24 am #

    A poem that makes so much sense!! I’ve had those moments of arguments inside my head.. can totally relate to it

  6. Jessicas Japes July 23, 2010 at 3:49 am #

    I like the way the last verse swings it around and makes us question the early part of the poem. It flows wonderfully. Provoking theme too.

  7. Ray Sharp July 23, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    Yes, what they said above, I love how you turn at meanwhile and contrast your own doubt with the magisterial music of the cosmos. Nice work, Patrice

  8. soulintention: signed .............bkm July 23, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    very nice, all the Amens…yes many say them..do they believe…must always question –but the answer remains the same….blessings…bkm

  9. pamela July 24, 2010 at 11:48 am #

    questions we all ask!
    Well penned!
    Pamela

  10. buttercup600 July 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    I loved this so very much…keep writing:)

  11. splashofexpression July 25, 2010 at 12:14 am #

    I love the celestial notes in your first stanza. Its as if the heavens can see something you can not. Rejoicing for you as you remain uncertain. What a great piece.

  12. julielaing July 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this piece; I love that you’re debating with faith.

    And I like the setup of your blog, with the Seeds page and your gorgeous (original?) artwork. I’ll be back again.

    • patrice berry July 28, 2010 at 8:01 am #

      thanks! (not original artwork, i wish! if i can find the artist i post his or her name beneath the art or at the end of each piece…)

  13. Ain July 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    yesssssssssss!

  14. ericabuys August 13, 2010 at 4:35 am #

    Love this!

  15. Jingle September 14, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    Hello, friend, how are you?

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    We have other features such as poem of the week, poetry blog of the week, and poet of the week, plus Sunday poetry news dispatch, if you attend our Monday Party, there is a chance that you poetry or you as a promising poet are represented by one of our officials, and your talent will be highlighted or exposed to wider audience,

    No specific rules, simply linking in 1 to 3 poems, it could be an old poem, let us read and comment for you. Feel free tasting other poetry treats, all enjoyable experience…

    http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2010/09/poetry-potluck-big-bang.html

    Click on the link, you will see a blue button, click on the blue button, you will see three boxes, your specific poem link to be placed in first, then your name or blog name, then your email connected to your blog….

    Happy Belated Monday!
    Let the fun begin!
    Cheers!

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