Preliminary Explanations of “Half Faith”

March 29, 2017


“You know  it never has been easy

Whether you do or do not resign

Whether you travel the breadth of extremities

Or stick to some straight line…

In the church  they light the candles

And the wax rolls down like tears

There  is the hope and hopelessness

I’ve witnessed all these years.”

-Joni Mitchell, from “Hejira”






In this small part of the planet

Nobody  stores  storm  windows,

Though probably,  storms  away  won’t

Muster  much  more  blow

Than in  this  small part of the planet.



TWO  ALARMS    ( Impatient On  All )


Is  or isn’t it odd

that the gods have their own take

on what all gets  the go ahead

and all  just what must wait?

I was brought up to believe in

That  All’s  “seen through”   for some reason./

All would happen  ”as it should”/

But What when intuition warns    it’s  all gone  wrong,

and it’s all  gone wrong all day?

When two alarms should’ve gone off when rising?

When once again you wince & wait on your own way?




8 Responses to “Preliminary Explanations of “Half Faith””

  1. Very powerful images
    Great read
    Thank you for visiting
    See you on the other side of creativity
    As Sheldon Always

  2. Yes, what to believe in when it’s all gone so wrong? I suppose we hope for change, in the fullness of time, that will clean up this mess we’re in. But that wont be soon enough! I really enjoyed both poems. Thank you.

  3. two alarms missed and i’m probably staying in bed…all’s well that ends well but it does not always go thus.

  4. sanaarizvi said

    Beautifully written 🙂

  5. I was drilled in absolutes, only one way to God, it’s God’s plan, and so on and so on. My early words on faith haunt me. We have stolen from mythology and poured the god speak into one divine master. I walked away from the narrow way. I found it judgmental and loveless. I have seen miracles, my daughter is one. Thanks for sharing your view.

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