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..

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Faith Begins... by Ronel O'Reilly

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 29, 2013

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]