Far from God (a poem)

I must get off this path of sin, and find my

inner-being in God, but I do not know how.

I pray, but I no longer feel the consolation

I once felt – that wholeness and joy, like I was

being held tightly in His arms.

That is gone now – now, all I feel is anxiety and

the accumulation of irritations; my heart

is colder and I look back to that tranquil time as if

it was lived by someone else.

(Photo by Lily Banse on Unsplash)

Note: This poem was inspired by Confessions by Saint Augustine.

4 thoughts on “Far from God (a poem)

  1. My Very Own Writing Coach July 1, 2020 / 6:02 am

    Hi, Nick. Been there. Done that. Assuming there is a bit of truth to your poem, you might check out Jesus Christ. When surrendered to Him, He’s more than anyone could hope for.

    • Nick Pipitone July 1, 2020 / 10:43 am

      Thanks for the comment! I agree. He just feels very far away sometimes.

  2. mother wintermoon July 4, 2020 / 4:46 pm

    Your wordsmithing is powerful and really strikes a resonant chord in me. Just found your blog and I’m catching up!

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