Belief Is An Incredible Feat Poem by Dennis Ryan

Belief Is An Incredible Feat



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?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: belief,believe,emotions,marriage,passion,psychology,relationships,women
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
The speaker of the poem, a poet, comments on the importance of belief in someone, though there is very little else to believe in in life.I wrote this poem in counterpoint to another poem of mine that appears in Poem Hunter, "An Addendum to Francis Fukuyama", which rejects all belief and systems of belief.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kostas Lagos 22 February 2019

Imressive poem Dennis! A journey of faith!

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Dennis Ryan 22 February 2019

Kostas, faith and belief have always been concerns of mine. I struggle with both, but have an abiding belief in my wife, Kim Jung Sook.

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Wellsville, New York
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