I Believe

At dVerse Poets Pub today Anna calls us to think about our diaphanous diction, the words we love and are drawn to, and the type of poetry we normally write. The word “beloved” immediately came to mind. It’s one I use a lot and will continue to use because it describes my very being in a way no other word can.

In thinking about the type of poetry I write, I have been accused of too often focusing on the things of God. But I find that is where my heart is, where I dwell as beloved.

I Believe

I believe
I am beloved
I believe
with all my heart

I believe
You are God
Creator of the universe
and this earthly planet I trod

I believe
You are compassion
Died for me so I could live

I believe
Your Word is truth
My source of life and love

I believe
I am beloved
Because You declare it
in Your Word

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19 responses to “I Believe

  1. soulful write… I believe as well. 🙂

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  2. I believe that belief in value and love are very important. Theology, on the other hand that demands belief in ideas and doctrines causes wars unfortunately. I believe that a good heart is good irrespective of beliefs.

    So, belief for beliefs sake, or faith for faith’s sake, nah — give me the universal heart anytime.

    I am happy that you find a source for life and love — as do many others of very different faiths.

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  3. Your writing is inspirational and coming from the heart is always pure and honest. 🙂

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  4. To be accused of writing too much about God…a wonderful accusation to be faced with! (And I doubt that God minds at all that you extol His name. Lovely!

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  5. A simple, well-worded declaration of belief–nicely done, Linda.

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  6. It IS a beautiful word and poem!

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  7. I’m also struck by the “accused”. You were born with every right to be you, believe what you do and write about it 🙂
    Especially when you do so so clearly anyone can relate and find beauty.

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  8. The repetition of I believe gives this such a lyrical feel – beloved is one of my favorite words too

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  9. Loving and beloved: the ultimate combination.

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  10. “Beloved” is a beautiful place to be…thanks for sharing, Linda!

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  11. A very meaningful write, thanks for sharing ~

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  12. To believe is real and the greaTEST gift of all that CAN BE FREE!..:)

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  13. Glenn Buttkus

    Beloved conjures up the Lord of the Rings for some reason today. By the way your biblical references just give testament to your strong faith & beautiful beliefs, so let those who are rattled by it come to my site & find something to really fuss about.

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  14. Being accused on “the things of God” is a high compliment indeed. We all have those places our hearts take us and being true to that is admirable. I believe and beloved are wonderful words and statements.

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  15. Beloved is such a beautiful word with rich undertones of meaning, a great choice to build a poem around.

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  16. Beautiful! and so refreshing.

    Very well written poem.

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