Pagosa Springs Artists

What I Believe


I believe that always
there will be helping hands,
that it's possible to be a gentle man.

I believe mothers forever
will sacrifice, to save a child
willingly pay any price.

I believe youth want to trust
hope, want to press on
toward future happiness.

I believe life is a journey
along paths, across events
where past leads to future through present sense.

I believe in God, in goodness, in me,
in the importance of the moment
and the reality of eternity.


first published in Lutheran Digest



first published in Lutheran Digest

also published in The Shepherd

also published in Illinois State Poetry Society 

also published in The Oak

©2005 Bonnie Manion


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