Substance Of Things Hoped For*



You cannot see it up ahead
But hope it must be there
Faith creates a certainty
Although facts are bare

You cannot lay it in a hand
But hope it must be there
Faith creates a radicand
Although facts are bare

You cannot nail it to a wall
But hope it must be there
Faith creates a pious call
Although facts are bare

You cannot fix it by a tang
But hope it must be there
Faith creates a tiny pang
Although facts are bare

You cannot hear it in a din
But hope it must be there
Faith creates a silent win
Although facts are bare

You cannot eat it on a dish
But hope it must be there
Faith creates a final wish
Although facts are bare

*Hebrews 11:1 Scriptural Passage
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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Characters 634
Words 134
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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