Steven Federle

Freshman - 605 Points (1951 / Cincinnati Ohio)

Trust - Poem by Steven Federle

Let my trust be in Your mercy, not in myself. Let my hope be in Your love, not in health, or strength, or ability or human resources. If I trust You, everything else will become, for me, strength, health, and support. Everything will bring me to heaven. If I do not trust You, everything will be my destruction. Thomas Merton Thoughts in Solitude

I trusted my strength,
lifted weights, made
muscled arms strain
overpowered everything.

Young fool!
thinking blood
can forever freely rush
from throbbing heart
to grasping hands.

One day
into a morning mirror
I looked

and saw my father
gray and failing.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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