Black Poetry : ....Go on Faith

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ...Go on Faith

    Scorched sand sizzled hot with a blister.
    Rising heat sucked the air out the day.
    And the motionless sun like an unblinking eye
    poked bones and my brains in its way.
    I buckled to my knees from exhaustion
    then my face hit the sand full flat.
    Without water, each breath was a dry pain hurtin'
    and my blood thickened more from its lack.

    A pump handle shimmered in the day's heat
    and I focused, crawling to it 'cross the land.
    Hanging there was a sign, "Go North five feet.
    Dig for water in a box in the sand."
    Scratched eyes searched frantic for its pinpoint.
    Charred fingers clawed the sand going deep.
    As I dug with a frenzy, then I felt something hard.
    Had I liquid for some tears, I would weep.

    In the box, I found a bottle full of water.
    "Don't Drink" said the jug's top sign.
    "Pour half, prime the pump then wait five.
    Pour the other half in, pump nine."
    I blistered in my madness for the water.
    Five minutes more of thirst was too great.
    I twisted off the lid and I tilted up the jug
    but those words "Don't Drink" made me wait.

    After nine pumps, I fell against the handle.
    Liquid sputtered then it spurted from the spout.
    I was drenched and wallowed, bathed and swallowed
    in water, sweet by words I rued to doubt.
    And on the bottom of the bottle was a clear sign,
    "Fill this bottle for the box, please do,
    for the next soul searching for a Life-raft
    who may have to go on Faith like you !"

    Namyh
     
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    It's amazing how far one's faith can carry them and where it may lead ....Just believing
    in faith .....this was a great lession well heard and taken in .....Teach on
     
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    Yeah! It’s a powerful tool and it's ours for free. Faith is something you don’t have to have an education to possess. Your social status is no badge that you own it. Your intelligence is no recognition that you’ve earned it. It is best evidenced by the deeds it makes you perform, the character it molds inside and the sacrifices it makes you embrace. “Just believing in faith”- I like that Rich. Thanks for stopping in. Namyh
     
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    is it better to feed a man fish...

    ...or to teach a man to fish. DEPENDING ON HIS SITUATION, TRUE. how would we fare, in desperation, when given instructions for life...that postponed our needs for now. amazing the endurance FAITH fuels. beautifully scripted, poet. indeed, you have that gift.
     
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    baller – Great point baller! We are a society of people who have been conditioned to reject postponing immediate needs to sometime later. We want things now and don’t want to wait for them. So when it comes down to fish, we better learn to both feed a man fish AND teach him how to catch one with patience. “Amazing the endurance Faith fuels” – That’s a great statement baller and thanks for your gift of it. Namyh
     
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    How much easier it is to obtain what seems to be a sure thing, than to allow faith to give you the patience to possibly to recieve more than your wildest dreams could ever imagine. Masterfully posed poet...wow.
     
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    but those words "Don't Drink" made me wait.

    not only faith...but the ability to hear that inner voice that made you trust...special piece filled with lessons to learn and the rhythm to feel it...
    thanks..
     
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    Waz – It seems that we are tested every day in this way not only to see if we have faith but more so to determine if we can keep it, the reward being perhaps your divine inheritance of our wildest dreams. Good perception on your part Waz. Thanks. Namyh

    P.S. - That expression "Keep the Faith" is potent indeed.
     
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    deepy – I realized in an instant that for me to take that drink meant that someone before me had primed the pump and filled the bottle. I could do no less for the next someone. So very glad this was instructive for you with a rhythm to feel it. Namyh
     
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