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Built on Trust



Where are those
who built this place,
Gone and forgotten
of them-no trace,
Yet the structure
with the crosses above,
Symbolises a faith
and also God's love.
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Even the rushes
that surround the fence,
Portray Lord Jesus
his life of suspense,
The solitary remoteness
how factual it be,
Resembling early life
how people weren't free.
= = = = =
This old structure
it still stands firm,
What golden lessons
from it we learn,
Constructed upon stone
with a solid base,
How many similar
but retain some grace.
=====
Sadly no singers
nor sermons are heard,
Only the chirping
from a nesting bird,
Also the bleating
of the occasional sheep,
And the crickets
before they all sleep.
=====
This old structure
it still stands firm,
What golden lessons
from it we learn,
Constructed upon stone
with a solid base,
How many similar
but retain some grace.
=====
Sadly no singers
nor sermons are heard,
Only the chirping
from a nesting bird,
Also the bleating
of the occasional sheep,
And the crickets
before they all sleep.
=====
About this poem;-
When driving out in a remote piece of
the countryside this old disused church
was seen in the paddock. I photographed
it and in due course wrote this poem.




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I have been writing poems for forty years and written about all sorts of things. Somehow I get creating streaks and can write up to 4 or 5 poems at once of varying subjects. I find it is a good way to record events of the day and bring history to life.The mental aspect is a balance against keeping fit,work and life in general. more…

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