Goldfinch60

Door Of Faith.



I walk my path of life to the future

And on that walk I have opened many doors,

Each door gave me a new path.

Some took me to strange places

But most took me to places of wonder,

Places of wonder and delight.

One gate took me into religion,

That place where many worship,

Worship a god from that religion.

I followed that religion and its purpose,

Followed it for many years

Until that day I saw a new door,

A humble door of no apparent meaning.

I walked through that door and found faith,

The faith that was there for me.

No organised religion

Telling me what I should do.

I found My God and My Spirit

Who would be with me,

And who I would be with for eternity.

My Faith was mine

And it had none of the fallacies of religion,

Religion that was being force fed,

Force fed to others,

In the belief that their religion was true.

Mine was there for me

For me to believe in my mind and heart

That belief was mine and would always be mine

Be mine for my eternity.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 15th, 2022 01:23
  • Comment from author about the poem: This came from something the Minister said in church yesterday
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Comments5

  • orchidee

    Meanwhile - being daft - I didn't have much luck. If I believed in luck, that is - which I don't!
    Erm, it's just that 'When one door opens, another one slams in my face'. Doh! lol.
    And why they say 'If at first you don't succeed - give up. No point wasting time in not succeeding!'

  • Goldfinch60

    Those doors will open for you one day Orchi.

    Andy

  • L. B. Mek

    (which 'God'?
    so many to choose from
    lol)
    but in all seriousness
    faith is a powerful tool in life
    if we, but use it for ourselves
    instead of being used, by it
    to enrich other's, pockets...
    (an empowering message, dear Poet
    so many may find comfort in these words)

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Mek, much appreciated.

      Andy

    • Saxon Crow

      Amen. Could I interest you in some pamphlets?

      • Goldfinch60

        No thank you SC, been there, done that, got the t shirt.

        Andy

        • Goldfinch60

          No thank you SC, been there, done that, got the t shirt.

          Andy

        • Bella Shepard

          To find peace and comfort in your faith, no matter what that may be, is a wonderful gift. I can truly relate to the sentiment of your poem because I came to the same conclusion 20 years ago, and found amazing peace and acceptance in my life. A wonderful poem of self reflection dear friend, I'm so glad that you've found the belief that is truly yours.

          • Goldfinch60

            So very true Bella, thank you for your fine words.

            Andy



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