Caitlyn’s Confirmation Poem

Spirituality
I believe in thisThe world is a dire placeI don’t believe God’s creatures roamingUntamedIs the solutionThe Lord our GodIs feeble and weakOur lifeAnother discarded failureThe devilThe Lord ofBetrayalLeading us all astray isIts pathI am a young Christian, and this is not what I think. Its pathLeading us all astray isBetrayalThe Lord ofThe devilAnother discarded failureOur lifeIs feeble and weakThe Lord our GodIs the solutionUntamedGod’s creatures roamingI don’t believe The world is a dire placeI believe in this. Caitlyn S.For Confirmation on May 31, 2009
windows

windows

Christianity, Poetry, Religion, Spirituality, Theology
as i look behind i see a path of aged stone worn away at the edges cementing to its neighbor existing since the apple flew from the tree as i look ahead i see tangles and brambles and flowers and warmth and my foot reaches out as the stone peeks through the grasses for a moment while i hesitantly test the ground of all being as i place my foot down on the rock the path is solid and the tangles and brambles dissolve into nothing as the daisies lean towards the sun gesturing for me to proceed as i look up i see a mansion welcoming me with the scent of lavender and love calling out like mama greeting me after a long summer away at camp as i reach the door i turn the handle shaking and trembling with fear and awe standing at the portal that leads to a new place of belonging as i step fo
Guardian of the Threshold

Guardian of the Threshold

Religion
the wall extends into the misty mountainswhere signal-keepers watch warilyas the madoffs steadily advanceready for a frontal assaultstealing the liminal and marketing itseduction causes a wall to crumbleas the sweet music of comfort callssinging a hymn of joy to the worldthe guardian rushes to defendthe child tempted by the sparkleand luminosity of the siren songroaring with anger striking at tables topped with filththe guardian casts a sacred net stopping the advancefor today Poem: ©Terri StewartPhoto credit: ©Christine Valters Paintner, www.AbbeyoftheArts.com