Yesterday, during church service, Pastor Shawn talked about being steadfast in our faith during life’s trials, and the everlasting hope that it can bring.
Whether you are Christian, of a different faith, or not religious at all, there is a message here, one I’ve tried to intertwine in a sonnet. I hope you find its value.
We walk this path between hope and despair
In life, in trials, our choices not plain
Fueled by action, sentiment or prayer
Minds veer between lucid and barely sane
Off the sidewalk in a drunken mind’s state
The way that gray darkness and struggle lead
Desire for faith, resolve and progress wane
Too many lies on vile legs of centipede
Hope is on horizon to save mankind
Born of one’s committed and steadfast gaze
Toward heart, toward heaven, in presence of mind
Rids us of the insect and cloudy haze
Choose growth and resolve to walk a right path
Never lose spirit, give despair a bath