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I am willing

Willing to believe


I don’t ask questions

For nails in the hands

Declared forgiveness

Silent wrists

Speak of reassurance

In my torn throat

Silent words

Well modulated

Soft whispers


I turn my face

Towards the blank wall


I am quiet

I am silent

I am here


Written for Poetry Jam

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13 Responses to Altar

  1. peggygoetz says:

    I see religious references here as well as a personal poem. Thanks for taking on quiet. Good to see you.

  2. Mary says:

    There is stillness i belief, but though there are questions the answers are reassuring.

  3. Gabriella says:

    It is in the silence that we can truly ponder and declare our faith.

  4. kaykuala h says:

    Terse and sharp, Alan. That’s the way to go!


  5. brian miller says:

    feels a bit like a meditation there in the end…focusing on the blank wall…
    and in the stillness, find our god…

  6. elaine says:

    So few words – so much meaning.

  7. quiet of so much things, a meaningful composition

    Quiet Always

  8. maryannpotter says:

    And Jesus, like the Lamb he was, was silent…
    Your poem is moving and gloriously true. He was there, and I am amazed.

  9. Grace says:

    I specially like that ending Alan ~ You have captured that moment of quiet reflection with our Lord ~

  10. Rae Ann Hoehn says:

    wow that was just excelent

  11. Truedessa says:

    I like the ending..a moment of contemplation.

  12. This reminds me of eucharistic adoration – I always enjoy the meditative quiet –

  13. amandacalitz says:

    WOW! Is all I can say! Stay blessed.

Thank you for reading my poems. Please don't feel you have to comment. I enjoyed writing them, I hope you enjoyed reading them, Be blessed.

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