Monday night, February 18,2019 at 10: 12 p.m.
- for my wife Kim Ryan
"If you only knew,
I'm hanging by a thread..."
- Shinedown, "If You Only Knew", You Tube Music Video
Belief is an incredible feat of the human mind,
taking us to places none of the other emotion can
reach: belief in self, belief in God, amongst others.
No passion is greater.No fervor more intense,
no boiling point higher. When I was younger,
more naive, I believed in just about everything,
but Life took me aside, whispered into my ear,
sent me to school, and then to the woodshed,
finally sentencing me to hard labor in the Siberia
of the human heart where, at one stage, I lost
all belief like one lost, foresaken in a blizzard.
I shed belief the way a long-haired Yorkie sheds
its hair.Then, quite slowly, you made a believer
of me again, you my Mecca, my most-sought-after
religion of one.What more could you have done
to steep me, better feed this insatiable hunger?
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem