A Lobster-Like Faith

A Lobster-Like Faith

A Poem by Melinda McQueen

A Lobster-Like Faith


Cradled in its shell,

It’s full of self.

It feels protected in its safety,

In the midst of the sea.


Following the current,

To its destination it’s sent.

It models the way,

A lobster-like faith.


Growing out of its shell,

Time always tells.

Breaking forth into a new horizon--

Its own Zion.


This I seek,

As I take a leap,

To have and partake

A lobster-like faith.


It’s time to come out of my shell

And give of myself.

Opening new doors--

It’s time to explore.


With a humbled heart,

I’ll let God do His part.

This I pray,

A lobster-like faith.

© 2018 Melinda McQueen

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I've read most of your work Melinda. I feel I'm a decent judge of potential talent. However I do feel your metaphors are to direct. This is problematic in the sense it leaves the reader void of emotion. While it is a talent I think, to use them in poetry. I also believe the talent to hiding what you're using in your piece as metaphors is completely in your word choices.Leave more to the readers thoughts so nothing falls flat. I wouldn't have reviewed your work if I didn't think you had talent. Dig deeper! You have IT! Best wishes Melinda!

Posted 12 Months Ago

Melinda McQueen

11 Months Ago

Thanks for your help. I'll take it into consideration.
I enjoyed your way you used the lobster.
"With a humbled heart,
I’ll let God do His part.
This I pray,
A lobster-like faith. "
The above lines. Easy to grasp and understand dear Melinda. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Melinda McQueen

1 Year Ago

Thanks for reading.
Coyote Poetry

8 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Melinda.
lobster like faith,you are creative my dear
but it makes a lot of sense

Posted 1 Year Ago

Melinda McQueen

1 Year Ago

Thanks. I got the idea from my pastor's sermon.

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Added on January 29, 2018
Last Updated on January 29, 2018
Tags: life, God, Faith


Melinda McQueen
Melinda McQueen


Hello, I'm Melinda from Texas. I am a published author. I'm in a chair with Cerebral Palsy and writing is my outlet. I have found deep pleasure in writing poetry. Writing helps me express my emotion.. more..


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