Steven Federle

Freshman - 605 Points (1951 / Cincinnati Ohio)

Faith And Disobedience - Poem by Steven Federle

When I heard how you raised
the little girl who died,
with searching hands
I found you,
and felt a strange new thirst
for light,

So I begged
for a miracle.

You asked me
if I believed
that you really could do
such a thing,
could illuminate
my personal night.

Filled
with inexplicable
faith, I said
yes!

and when you touched my eyes,
I saw your face
with a newborn’s sight.

Lord, I cannot lock
your love,
inside my heart!
my very sinews will burst!

So, disobedient in my praise,
I shout it out
through this bright, new day!


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 3, 2011



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