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Little faith steps

Outside of all the comfort required
she became a million times
something else
over hand and foot
watching with eyes wide open
believing the sparrow song
toted
love

How did she know?
the first time she opened her lungs and released a steady flow of sound
comforting arms and warm milk would sate her need.

She believed without cognizant thought, without empirical evidence.

When love was out of sight, she cooed happily believing love would not leave her side for very long.

When darkness flooded her room a dream swam on the moonbeam light, kissing her into the eve and filling her with the hope of a crisp morning.

When her mother and father spoke of this and that there was not doubt in her mind. She jumped with gleeful belief, hanging upside down on all shared.

Into holes she tangled laces; today was her first day of school. Her mother’s voice travelled down the river of her mind. “My darling heart, you will have fun, you will learn into eternity” her mother taught her about magical rainbows

A wide smile germinated into blossoms, spilling a bouquet into her heart. Today was the first day of school. It would be fun, she believed.

Don’t forget leave the bad seed in your bag and only take the good ones and offer to all.

Break your bread.
Make bosom friends.
Sit down and share your patchwork star quilt.

Beneath the starless sky in the hours of laughter, friends formed. “Do you know on every planet there are children too?” I can’t speak to them but I believe they exist.”

Afternoons were for cruising and adventures. Through a pitch black tunnel, hands held tightly, a song on their lips; we will reach the end and discover a new land. They did. It was the land of aniseed plants and wattle trees that dotted a shallow creek.

Mr Frasier’s blackboard note remains chalked on her mind all these years later.
A scientist’s faith is that an unknown discovery is possible

And despite the crawling bugs of doubt a flutter of hope edged this last line and she finished.

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Comments

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadover 4 years ago

    A scientist’s faith is that an unknown discovery is possible
    I can relate… I have faith that we can know.

  • It is a good faith :) thanks Mark

    – Lisa Jewell

  • umbra
    umbraover 4 years ago

    magnificent and masterful touching the mythical of the every day and a reaffirmation in the act of writing as a positive act of faith….i was so taken with this i missed posting my part by the deadline…LOL…

  • I’m so grateful to you for having faith in me. Also, my dear friend Matt inspired me with the thought; to finish a piece of writing is in itself an act of faith. x

    – Lisa Jewell

  • umbra
    umbraover 4 years ago
  • tis fucking brilliant :)) you are the Master so wear it ;) x

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Valentina D
    Valentina Dover 4 years ago

    Beautiful lyrical portrait of the beauty and adventure of the very day and the souls desire to -believe ……..xo

  • thank you so much V,
    what a lovely comment xo

    – Lisa Jewell

  • umbra
    umbraover 4 years ago

    fine…i’d like a cup of javan blawan coffee with a black currant scone…..

    LOL…..

  • I do make the best scones in the world though normally date…..I’m going to try black current next time.

    I’ll have to send out for the javan blawan coffee, I’m all out ;)

    what about a cup of tea and apple cinnamon cake, I’ve have hehe

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 4 years ago

    Well done Lisa, that’s a mighty fine response to Erich’s challenge. So much faith is required throughout life, at each step it seems that the more faith is required to take the step the greater the rewards for doing so. It’s all part of nature :-))

  • Thanks Matt so much,
    I woke this morning with tears running down my cheek,
    but I still have a little window open and blind faith
    love will hold me again.

    Xo

    – Lisa Jewell

  • linaji
    linajiover 4 years ago

    Oh my darling Lisa Jewell…I am in the parking area dropping my Neice off when I look to me phone and read such wonder. Each line my crack of a smile got a bit bigger and a bit warmer,, this seduces my innocence and brings me a sense of how I would like to choose to remember my childhood. When I get home I shall read the challenge. Both of you are such positive influences as writer and friend.. I was captivated dear one.xxxooo

  • how lovely you are my darling heart,
    I believe you and I shall walk along a beach hand in hand.

    I love you xoxo

    – Lisa Jewell

  • JaneSolomon
    JaneSolomonover 4 years ago

    Magical. xx

  • Thanks you Jane,
    I’m off to read your work, I’m so far behind, please forgive me xoxox

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 4 years ago

    Break your bread.
    Make bosom friends.
    Sit down and share your patchwork star quilt.

    Beneath the starless sky in the hours of laughter, friends formed. “Do you know on every planet there are children too?” I can’t speak to them but I believe they exist.”

    excellent written lisa! i read both and thoroughly enjoyed! xo

  • Thank you so kindly, Ushna, it was wonderful of Erich to set the challenge….

    xo

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 4 years ago

    Oh your muse is definitely back me thinks and is dressed in the finest gold spun toga dress with peacock feather wrap….faith in our beating heart we know it beat, we feel it surge when emotions rise…but no xray eyes do we have to know it is there…it is…we can feel more in life with our senses of belief to ferry across many a sea of unknown.
    I know this belief in good can wander at times….but it does wander eventually back home to us to remind that what we feel is what we seek…
    Wonderful words that have flowed again from your pen my darling..xxxx

  • you say the most precious of things…..I am sitting here like a ninny, tears flowing down my cheek, I can’t seem to stop them, nor ease the icky pain in my chest. How strange a new day is not meant to start this way. Do you have a good slapping stick? I need a good slap xoxoxo

    – Lisa Jewell

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