Cast Away
Adam Lugsch-Tehle
21

“To walk where there is no path, 
To breathe where there is no air, 
To see where there is not light-This is Faith.

To cry out in the silence, 
The silence of the night, 
And hearing no echo believe 
And believe again and again-This is Faith.

To hold pebbles and see jewels, 
To raise sticks and see forests, 
To smile with weeping eyes-This is Faith.

To say: “God, I believe” when others deny, 
“I hear” when there is no answer, 
“I see” though naught is seen-This is Faith.

And the fierce love in the heart, 
The savage love that cries, 
Hidden Thou art yet there! 
Veil Thy face and mute Thy tongue yet I see and hear Thee, Love, Beat me down to the bare earth, Yet I rise and love Thee, Love!” This is Faith.”

~Ruhiyah Khanum

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