Disbeliever, Believer, Mountain

A disbeliever sees the peak,
reflexively recoils, weak
to banish impasse out of sight
and cowers in the languished light,
convinced it's hopeless to proceed
when rocks and shadows will impede.

Believer meets a mountain, knows
the path ahead does presuppose
a faith no hindrance should deter,
with trust above what most infer:
impediments can be compelled
to vanish fast as they're expelled.

Beyond perspectives, feelings, eyes,
beyond our physics, matters, guise,
belief enables or precludes:
a measurement of magnitudes
transcending sense, dimensions, time,
above great ranges no doubts climb.

Disbeliever, Believer, Mountain © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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18 lines.  Faith can move mountains! (Matthew 17:20).  The Mountain challenge prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2734588-The-Mountain
Submitted: October 23, 2019

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