September 27th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Faith Eludes

The poem “Faith Eludes” was inspired by a social media comment: “the wisest thing I’ve done for my mental health and internet experience is to disregard arguments made in bad faith. You can’t have a meaningful and productive discussion with someone whose already made a decision about who you are based on something as arbitrary as sexuality.”

Faith Eludes

Faith eludes those who boast
to possess this hallowed trait
while attacking the enemy
that fear's embedded in their mind
with only terror near at hand
the balm of faith is withheld
instead dogma’s brutal fist
communicates with a chin

now that fear is near at hand
doubt erodes the higher thoughts
chasing mercy with sad glee
forbearance is a memory
civility has no place
washed away with the blood
first mere droplets to precur
the drowning flood of false alarm

resulting wounds will not close
forever tainted with the sting
now that love no longer flows
along the streams of kind words
that aim to share piety
secure the walls against the horde
has become the deepest wound
that creed of faith far removed.

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