A Trilogy

Oh how I believe in love
and all of its wondrous goodness
in the brilliance of the stars above
made by a God who wants to bless us
yes it all comes down to a simple choice
to have calm in your life
and hear that still small voice
then heed what it’s telling you
and watch what love can do

A boy goes to bed to sleep
only wanting his fathers attention
but all he can do is lie and weep
desiring only his fathers affection
home from working late now dad is here
to give smiles and a hug
that wipes away each tear
then joy to both will ensue
and that’s what love can do

Oh how I rely on hope
it’s the strength needed for survival
without it how could one ever cope
while waiting for morning’s arrival
it helps lead into the vast unknown
where the path will be good
where your future has flown
just grasp what will get you through
and watch what hope can do

The burdens of life are steep
there are aches, doubts and confusion
a man who has lost it all must leap
to a future without illusion
striving hard to find a job once more
to have food and a bed
behind his own home’s door
so bright is his point of view
and that’s what hope can do

Oh how I rejoice in faith
the cornerstone for all existence
though some hold it in contempt and scathe
owning souls struggling in resistance
believing in that which is unseen
but accepting its truth
will leave a peace pristine
hold fast knowing what is true
and watch what faith can do

As the end of life’s at hand
a man reflects and is satisfied
for God’s goodness he took a stand
lived it right, humbled and gratified
so proud of his family he raised
a good neighbor he was
his soul’s maker he praised
now waiting for life brand new
and that’s what faith can do

This really took awhile to write
the rhyme scheme and syllable count a bear
but I wanted it to turn out just right
so I wrote it and shaped it with care

Just a guy who loves to write; poetry, lyrics, short stories and random thoughts… it is my passion. Photography is my second passion as I love to capture the world around me… to make time stop and to savor a subject forever.

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  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 3 years ago

    This is a lovely well written work Rog. I finished it with a sigh it felt so fragile to me. From beginning to end there was a calming knowing. Just lovely xo

  • I am grateful you enjoyed it…tis my aim.
    Thanks Donna :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsalmost 3 years ago

    Well done Rog. xx

  • Thanks so much Jane…so appreciate your reading and leaving a comment.
    The best to you :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...almost 3 years ago

    One of your best writings to date Rog! It’s amazing what faith can do!

  • My SF, my wonderful SF… thank you so much for the feature. The comment… I so agree, where would we be without it. 143… always and forever. xoxoxoxo

    – Roger Sampson

  • AGlassenbury
    AGlassenburyalmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully written words wonderful to read. Congratulations on you feature!

  • Thanks a bunch for stopping by and reading and leaving such a nice, supportive comment… it is appreciated greatly.

    – Roger Sampson

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 3 years ago

    Wow Rog, you did such a beautiful job. Cannot live without hope in this day and age, that is for sure. You are such a good man, it is always obvious by your work and thoughtful comments. Such a well deserved feature, hope you get many more. Inspiring….sigh. Hugs! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOX

  • Ray4cam
    Ray4camalmost 3 years ago

    Very well written. Absolutely one of your best. You are such a great craftsman with the written word. My best to you.

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 3 years ago

  • trish725
    trish725almost 2 years ago

  • Trish, I am honored… thank you so much for this feature :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 2 years ago


  • Awwe… thank you so much Guendalyn.
    You’re nice comment is honestly appreciated.

    – Roger Sampson

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