Ronel O'Reilly

Rookie - 51 Points (Cape Town, South Africa)

Faith Begins... - Poem by Ronel O'Reilly

What would bring one
to the conviction there
must be more to life than
just existing - or, for that
matter, the possibility
of the existence of a
higher power?

If you are not a moral being
simply not believing in good
or evil, right or wrong, one
would not consider any
religious path.

On the other hand, one can be
a just person without any
religious influences.

In every person's life, sooner or
later, you are confronted with
a cross-road. It might be forced
upon us by a forceful experience
or a gentle realisation.

Whichever way...


My cross-road came as a powerful hurricane
destroying everything imaginable in its path,
during this process I realised I do conceive of
myself as a moral being, therefore there must
be a power behind the good and righteous.

The universe fits together in a unified, harmonious way.
Once I stopped listening to the lies my mind's been telling
me, I made peace with the fact that whatever my limited
concept of a god might be, there is something there:

A force, an energy that holds everything together.
This force is part of the universe, therefore a part of me.

And so, faith begins..

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 29, 2013


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