a claim on belief

a claim on belief

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


a claim on belief

 

 

sift the yellow sky

through my fingers

like gold dust,

 

 

i am the dusk of me

shadowing the moon of existence

 

wondering what the point of rising 

 

is, 

 

when the fervor of life 

feels like panning in an empty stream

 

the odds of striking priceless faith

 

waning like the moribund day

toward a black sky.

 

 

erin-cilberto

10/27/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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Pure poetry; lovely poetry.
To me, faith is based on trust; I trust that whatever brought me here, will get me through--a sort of Everyman's Religion.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words, Jimmy...
j.
“I am the dusk of me.” Plaintive, questioning words and telling metaphor and simile use. Why get up in the morning if there is no faith, no hope? “To be or not to be” the poet muses. Hopefully he stakes a “claim on belief” to go on...Kudos!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind review, Annette,
j.
I really appreciated the use of metaphor and smile to bring forth the personality that sees life the way it comes. No surprise. The last two lines are superb. Well done.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind words, Onyia-ota
j.
Onyia-ota, Kingsley Chukwuebuka

3 Weeks Ago

You're welcome, Sir!
disturbing , sad and exquisitely expressed
i feel like this too many early mornings.. you captured it in words!!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you, marilyn,
j.

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jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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