Neither Blindly, Nor in Fear

True faith walks on without its eyes
bound within in a blinding cloth,

baptized by experience
subordinate to no one sense

accepting not just what was said,
instead affirmed by wisdom owned.

It faces questions pressed against
everything it takes for truth.

Whatever fails to validate
gives no cause to vacillate

or, when a point remains obscured,
no urge emerges to distrust

because perception has a say
all within a worldly day

and time may never come to serve
some solace when a mystery

topples walls and columns broke.
Faith strides calmly through the smoke,

no mouse made meek by fictive fright
but lionhearted, roaring Light.

Neither Blindly, Nor in Fear © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: February 23, 2019