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By Faith Alone

Today my melancholy
Walks hand in hand with gloom.
The face of my tomorrow
Reflects impending doom.

Not knowing where I'm going,
'Tis sad, I must confess.
Will deeds of past and future
Allow me much redress?

Living with morality,
Some say is not enough;
One must live by faith alone.
That seems ungodly tough.

Gods of all eternity,
Let my spirits be set free.

Submitted: Friday, October 25, 2013
Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013


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  • Clarence Prince (11/21/2013 2:08:00 PM)

    One must live by faith, and by works, not by faith alone! Nice job, Joseph!

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  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (11/21/2013 1:18:00 PM)

    True just morality without faith is lame. A very nice poem! Gud job!

  • Valerie Dohren (11/14/2013 2:28:00 PM)

    Faith is not enough - great sonnet Joseph.

  • David Wood (11/4/2013 8:06:00 AM)

    Walk by faith alone together with small acts of kindness, it all helps. There is much love in being compassionate and love and faith go hand in hand. A brilliant poem Jo.10/10

  • Patricia Grantham (10/31/2013 9:13:00 AM)

    Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things unseen.
    Keep the faith Joseph and let it not waver along the rocky paths of life. The
    bright light is just up ahead. Keep on walking towards it. I have a poem
    called Walk by Faith. Take a look when you have time. Appreciate this
    write.

  • Smoky Hoss (10/28/2013 4:43:00 PM)

    Your bio says you are a semi-literate farm boy from the hills, that explains the wonder of your heart and soul, ah but here we see the mind and wisdom of a much deeper man. Absolutely -and I do mean it- superb thinking in these incredible lines. One of my favorites. I love the way you think, and write.
    Write-on!

  • Hans Vr (10/28/2013 1:50:00 AM)

    Dear Joseph, I think this poem goes very deep and is very serious. There are periods in our life that melancholy, doom and gloom seem all around. Sometimes the future looks so bleak and true enough we may not know where we are heading to. But dear Joseph, we are never too old to write a beautiful poem. Your poetry is enticing so many people and will live way beyond our earthly presence. Each day is a new day, the past is gone, the future is not yet here, If we start by asking our Creator to fill our day with truth, love and beauty, there is a good chance our prayer will be heard. Sometimes it is good to step out of the long story of our lives and live at least for a while just day by day by day. Whatever it is, Joseph, I pray for your strength and wish you every day lots of truth, love and beauty.
    this poem is a very beautiful one with lots of meaning. Excellent.

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/27/2013 11:28:00 AM)

    Our spirits were always free
    Till we put them in relationships snares
    For some pleasure and much misery
    Till the experience leave us bitter and bare...

    Good poem and welcome to my page

  • Valsa George (10/27/2013 7:52:00 AM)

    The agony of a soul ocillating between Faith and Scepticism! It is not always possible to cling onto Faith. As human beings, our rational mind comes in between. But God is all forgiving and He will only consider our good intentions and actions! Beautifully written!

  • Heather Wilkins (10/26/2013 4:02:00 PM)

    beautifully written sometimes one needs more than faith hope is considered necessary too

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