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Faith by Choice - A Poem

Updated on November 23, 2011
A widow's faith
A widow's faith | Source

Written 11/9/11

I praise you
In the midst of my pain
Thru sadness and grief
As tears pour down like rain

Thru all the confusion
I praise you by choice
although I can't feel you
I lift up my voice

It doesn't feel comfortable
It's awkward and feels fake
With all of the darkness
It's hard to have faith

So why do I persist
Why do I face God head on
Knowing he controls everything
And I feel cheated and wronged

Why do I come
When everyday of my life
Now I struggle with sadness
Anger and Strife

My husband gave me
All of his LOVE
It was strong and fulfilling
And it came from above

This man was a gift
That God gave onto me
So thru grief and pain
Here is where I will be

Showing my gratitude
Lifting my face
Fighting my solitude
Waiting for grace

And if it never comes
I will still praise
Regardless of the pain
My light knows the way


About the poem: The Young Widow - Faith

About my Husband: The Eulogy

I WILL NOT BE MOVED!

Some of the lyrics...

I will stumble --> I will fall down --> But I will not be moved

I will make mistakes --> I will face heartaches --> But I will not be moved

On Christ's solid rock --> All on the ground is sinking sand --> I will not be moved!


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      Lissette 3 years ago from Central Florida

      I like to see you play with words... and, tho I do not find it cheesy, who doesn't love a little cheese anyway?

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      newenglandsun 3 years ago

      "This man was a gift

      That God gave onto me"

      Thru my lack of faith,

      I know God will give another.

      Not one of wraith,

      but flesh and bone.

      So you shall be safe,

      and never alone.

      My own cheesy poetry.

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      Lissette 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you so much for reading in Nikki. Faith is a battle, but I am naturally stubborn. Thank you.

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      Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

      Beautiful. Keep the faith.

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      Lissette 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you so much for visiting me here and commenting on the poem. I am happy that you enjoyed it.

      Thank you so much for everything you are doing in my life....

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      lisbeth 5 years ago

      Lissette....I love it!! This is absolutely beautiful....

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      Lissette 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Hi Becky. Thank you for reading it. There is plenty of evidence even if I can't feel him. I released the poem now because it is my Thanks Giving. It was the right time.

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      Lissette 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Carolinemd21, nice to meet you. Thank you for reading and commenting on my poem.

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      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      A beautiful poem, I know He will make himself felt again in your life. He is such a comfort when we are down. Your faith will move mountains.

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Great poem. Very moving.