Sunday, January 15, 2012

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 100: An Ocean Of Faith?


religion I've discarded, 
the comprehension of which 
drowns my spirit. 

voices of supplication
to an unseen all-knowing 
require suspension of doubt: 

I cannot live in repressed fear
of the unknown, having heard
the clarion call of life 
and pleasure.

for now, my prayers 
are answered. 

Poem © 2012 R. Burnett Baker 
Photo: sculpture: Jason deCaires Taylor
Courtesy of Tess Kincaid


  1. i am glad they are answered...and i dont know that faith and doubt are mutually exclusive you know...

  2. Religion is a belief system, of which there are many, mine included. (So far I have only one member--grin! And NOT looking for more, OK Peeps?)

    That your prayers are answered could remove that doubt...about whatever.

    Truthfully I don't worry much about that stuff any more. I find what I need in a leaf, a blade of grass, a storm, a baby's smile...and above all, silence!

    Thanks for making me think anout this stuff, Rick!

  3. the skin of religion is not all that pretty. steven

  4. religion I've discarded,
    the comprehension of which
    drowns my spirit.

    What an apt opening stanza...

  5. Me, too...a lovely beatitude Rick...

  6. While not true for me, your thoughts are very well-expressed here in this poem. I especially like the first stanza.


  7. more and more people are doing this magpie thing. this picture haunts me each time i see it.

  8. This has depth that leaves one thinking.

  9. 'require suspension of doubt,' is my favorite line. I love your poetry!