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Seek and Ye Shall Unfind



My faith dangles
an open bluff
where fantasy and form
rise and fall
to affirm the doubt of
a faithless man’s contrition

I have felt the sweep
of spirituality
raising and lowering the dell
of reflective pursuit,
of worn tarsals,
and chafing feet
sensing the enticement
of many a man’s heritage

What fate drifts me aloft,
seeing nothing,
no God,
no pedestal,
no threshold,
no fulfilling promise;
as in all direction
the motives of hastening
and withering wisdom
of lesser men’s motif
leaves me stumbling
the stony salvation
of reputed Gods
and blank-stare nothingness

I stand bewildered,
equal to an assumed deity
amid a calamity of virtue
and extremity of
zero-point naivete’
which bind me
to my selective heaven

My revelation:
I am my defect;
pursuant to remnant, troth and cortex -
an ever-widening vibration
having incurred the sterility
of skin and bone
and stillborn salvation

About this poem

I offer this piece respectfully for all people's beliefs, but, in doing so, I also must impose some hard questioning and more probable supposition. This is a poem about the mystery and improbability of man-proposed God. I am not saying there is no God. I am merely pointing out the near infinite scraps of evidence to the contrary of a biblical-conceived God that appears to have been perpetuated by man as a means of manipulation and control.

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Written on January 10, 2023

Submitted by Symmetry58 on January 10, 2023

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Scheme AXXXBC XDXXAXXX XEXXXFCEXXECXF XDXBXDC CXXCDXC
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 912
Words 175
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 6, 8, 14, 7, 7

Steve Dupere

Steve has been writing poetry for 25 years. To date his work includes his book of poetry entitled, Waltz of Semantic Tongues. (Blurb.com) more…

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  • Frazier1990
    Very strong poem!! Thanks for sharing!
    LikeReplyReport16 days ago
    • Symmetry58
      Thank you very much, Frazier. I very much appreciate the accolade.
      LikeReplyReport15 days ago
  • Oceanloveisland
    Over the years I have had to work hard to come to peace with my saftey, my salvation. I must reason through reality to find peace. I have come to appericate the seen moments in my everyday life. Part of my purpose is to show and share the beauty of our perfection as we are now, just by being authentically who we are, funny though, it is ever changing. 
    LikeReplyReport 117 days ago
    • Symmetry58
      Years are precisely the venue by which humans have been created to seek their growth. Far too many lose their sense of presence by living inside their heads. There's a cumulative detriment that resorts us behind ourselves as we can tend to fall into the trappings of our pasts. For as much as forgiveness can be an uphill climb, we must also learn to forgive ourselves for past indiscretion. When you find yourself beating the daylights out of yourself, know that there hasn't been a soul ever born, or who will be born, who hasn't walked the same killing fields you have. No one is exclusive of fallibility. Be experiential on your journey - see more, hear more, smell more, take less for granted, learn that you are not your faults, love yourself as you so deserve. Your purpose may just be everything you've ever encountered. How many lessons do we overlook in believing life is something other than what it is??? As Palomo Faith sung so eloquently - just be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ktsrl7E2Pw
      LikeReplyReport 117 days ago
    • Symmetry58
      Also realize that you have a right to your emotions. There is no wrong way to be you.
      LikeReplyReport 117 days ago
    • Oceanloveisland
      Right on! Thank you.
      LikeReplyReport 117 days ago
  • Symmetry58
    Nice to see my buddy Locutus2999 posing as someone else coming to vote me a 1-Star review as in keeping with his "vitriol out of nowhere" schematic. Good times. LoL
    LikeReplyReport17 days ago
  • Teril
    This poem is strong, thought-provoking. I reread the poem to understand it- that is a good sign when I am interested, then curious. You have a wonderful way with words and images!
    LikeReplyReport 120 days ago
    • Symmetry58
      As have you, Teril, a wonderful aptitude for the complementary. Thank you very much for enduring the daunting dodge and parry of my cortex. ;-)
      LikeReplyReport19 days ago
  • lovingempath
    This poem may be as close to expressing my own thoughts and feelings, as I'll ever come across in this lifetime. Spirituality is a constant struggle for me as I flip-flop around; risking eternal damnation for a chance to step outside of the Biblical box I was put in as a child. At this time; while I feel a need to conclude my search for the 'truth'...I'm still barely clinging to the scrap of 'faith' I have in Jesus. I'd like to create my own religion; one that concludes that 'God' is a universal force comprised of energy: That just makes sense to me. But at the same time...just having Jesus in my heart as a lifelong companion, has helped me get through some very tough periods. I guess I'm working on my own, secular 'Truth'. :) I believe we all are. 
    LikeReplyReport 120 days ago
    • Symmetry58
      I love hearing more of your story and learning more about you, Robin. If you ever desert me, I'll hunt you down and make promises to you that I cannot keep. Thank you, darling. ;-)
      LikeReplyReport 120 days ago
    • lovingempath
      There's a poem in there somewhere :)
      LikeReplyReport20 days ago
    • Symmetry58
      That last comment reminded me of the song "Somewhere out there" by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram, which I will now go listen to.
      LikeReplyReport 120 days ago

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