We wear our doubts
about our worth
like a heavy back pack
of unsympathetic stones
forcing us to bend body and soul
to balance the burden of its weight
as we press forward to carry on.

So used to this merciless load
do we become that we forget
we were not born with it
and that it’s possible
to undo the bindings
and lay it down
at the sacred altar
of God’s love.

© 2015 Dennis Ference

21 thoughts on “Doubts

  1. So true, Dennis. It is amazing what can become normal… and how difficult a task it can be some days to just set down the bag… It’s as if we think there’s a gold brick in there, too, mixed in with the rocks… 🙂


    • Thanks, Lorrie. It is always good to get affirmation for what we are doing. But blogging, as much as it has been a blessing for me, also has its limitations. So be it. I wish you joyful peace and love. ~Dennis

  2. And what do we say to those who, with misguided empathic intent to “help us” along our way, add yet another unsympathetic stone to our pack as they pass passionately through our lives?

    • Ah, if only the particular flowed smoothly from the general. But each particular relationship, I think, is a kind of a dance we must learn to do with as much integrity as we can muster. In the process feet will probably always be stepped on. Thanks for the thought to ponder. Peace! ~Dennis

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