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Faith? - a Poem by Matt Ryan Carroll

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What have we become?
He taught us to love and forgive
Yet we become known for judgement,
Invoking the right to hate in the name of love
What have we become?

What have we done?
He provided a home for us
Yet we ripped it apart, rejected His love, but keep
Invoking His name in greed, because we are unsatisfied
What have we done?

Where are we going?
He showed us the way, gave us a map
Yet we refuse to follow into those places that take real effort to reach,
Invoking our freedom to choose, because we cannot be bothered to try.
Where are we going?

Who do we love?
He gave us His own, asking only that we return it
Yet so often we spurn Him in spite of it, and cast Him aside -
To seek in another that which we were unprepared to accept or return in the first place.
Who do we love?

What do we value?
He gave us freedom, then bought it for us again.
Yet rather than living free, and loving, to honor Him,
We trade a debt to sin we could never pay, for debts to each other we STILL run too high
What do we value?

What are we worth?
He loves us more than anything else in Creation
Yet we find it so hard to accept His gift wholeheartedly.
We fight to see the beauty in ourselves, or to allow for faith or trust in the gift of love.
What are we worth?
April 21, 2011

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Apr 21, 2011 1:41:59 pm
A poem I wrote, thinking of my christian friends, and how well we REALLY do at living out our faith. Not that I'm any better, and I don't claim to be. This was just.... thoughts in my head that needed out.

I may compile my poems into a book down the road, if there would be interest, and if I can find a service somewhere that will publish them for me. Right now I wouldn't even know how to start going about that, though, or what the process is.

Thank you for any interest, or words you might care to leave. I appreciate all your feedback. Have a fantastic day!

*hugs* to everyone!

- Matt

by sixstring Homepage »

Apr 21, 2011 2:10:56 pm

by HeavensBlonde Homepage »

Apr 21, 2011 2:34:27 pm
Friend: You should begin by acquiring copyright. Then a publisher to publish it on paper or uploading to a website. I am in the process of uploading a web site of art and literature.
I follow you! The poem is beautiful and very deep!

by magnoliabelen Homepage »

Apr 21, 2011 4:07:36 pm
A little treasure! Beautiful done!

by Black-Carrie Homepage »

Apr 22, 2011 12:05:06 am
Interesting Matt and very thought provoking for Easter time. Doing the best we can for others in need is a great start I think, religious or not ;o)

by Froggy Homepage »

Apr 22, 2011 3:56:00 am

Wonderful poem - love it @ magnoliabelen!

by UteBigSmile Homepage »

Apr 22, 2011 4:02:30 pm
A provocative piece, something that makes us think... we have the choice to do good, however too, and so I think I chose that ;)

by FaeMoon Homepage »

Apr 25, 2011 4:57:34 am
So beautiful Matt =)! Hugs Mona

by missblue Homepage »


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