Just Believing

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Just Believing

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I will turn while in my days of darkness

and feast upon fireflies.

A new groove will capture my flight

and lift chairs from the floor.

I will be the one whose radio still sounds,

whose sandwich has been eaten

and whose telephone calls have meaning.

It is just a matter of believing in mercy

and not much more.

It is appreciating the smell of my baby’s neck

and the times when reading with my child. It is

the love songs I hear every day and moments of stillness

that surround.

 

The brick will separate from the wall and cause

an unsteady hold. The days will turn over

and the unexpected will enter

              to bless then break

                                  my fall.

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Copyright © 2004 by Allison Grayhurst

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First published in “Torrid Literature – Evolution Anthology”

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“Allison Grayhurst intertwines a potent spirituality throughout her work so that each poem is not simply a statement or observation, but a revelation that demands the reader’s personal involvement. Grayhurst’s poetic genius is profound and evident. Her voice is uniquely authentic, undeniable in its dignified vulnerability as it is in its significance,” Kyp Harness, singer/songwriter, author.

“Allison Grayhurst’s poems are like cathedrals witnessing and articulating in unflinching graphic detail the gritty angst and grief of life, while taking it to rare clarity, calm and comfort. Grayhurst’s work is haunting, majestic and cleansing, often leaving one breathless in the wake of its intelligence, hope, faith and love amidst the muck of life. Many of Allison Grayhurst’s poems are simply masterpieces. Grayhurst’s poetry is a lighthouse of intelligent honour… indeed, intelligence rips through her work like white water,” Taylor Jane Green, Registered Spiritual Psychotherapist and author.

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3 responses to “Just Believing

  1. “I will turn while in my days of darkness

    and feast upon fireflies.”

    I keep turning your opening words over and over in my mind, Allison. It sings like a mythical song. Closely identified with the theme of your piece.

    Wish you the best with “Into My Mortal”. 🙂 Eric

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  2. BRILLIANT – and dead on! Glorious, poetically transportive!
    “A new groove will capture my flight

    and lift chairs from the floor.

    I will be the one whose radio still sounds,

    whose sandwich has been eaten

    and whose telephone calls have meaning.

    It is just a matter of believing in mercy

    and not much more.

    It is appreciating the smell of my baby’s neck

    and the times when reading with my child.”

    “The days will turn over

    and the unexpected will enter

    to bless then break

    my fall.”

    Like

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