Poem- I Can't see your Face

Tophat's picture

I Stop I drop I roll

And still I want to know

Why can't I see your face

Why can't I feel your grace

I want to believe in you

and yet I cannot do

the things you ask of me

I do not think I see

I feel so lonely now

I cannot see the sun

This ever-lasting

bleakness that overrides the moon

It seeps into my skin

It reflects to me my sin

I want to see your face

I want to see your grace

I'm lost and cannot see

these chains are binding me

I wait to be set free

and yet I will not be

I wish to know you're there

but I can't be unfair

I've always had my doubts

but now it seems all-out

I don't see anything

that shows that you are there

amazing grace no more

dismissed as ancient lore

Why can't I see your face

why can't I feel your grace?

Comments

elph's picture

I Can Feel the Chains...

I hope that today's appointment filled you with hope...

Tophat's picture

The chains were a reference

The chains were a reference to Amazing Grace, FYI. :P

This has nothing to do with that.

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Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.

-The Marquis de Sade

elph's picture

Apology... I Misunderstood, Yet Again

And the antecedent to that is?

Tophat's picture

Storyline

This poem is written from the perspective of someone who has lost his faith in religion after an event showed him how impossible faith is.

This story parallels my own loss of faith.

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Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.

-The Marquis de Sade

kuu2's picture

bravo!!!

i love the last two lines repetition. i loved the poem. :)

Life is easily complicated.

Tophat's picture

Thank you.

I appreciate all feedback.

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Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.

-The Marquis de Sade