faithful friend – 5/17/12

In my wonderings on faith, I wonder if I have many faithful friends, who have seen me over some years, in all my moods, action and inaction, and yet remain friends.
I wonder who I am a faithful friend to, and I wonder what this faith looks, tastes and feels like.

my faithful friend
likes being
with me

I or my friend
may have wandered off
when things were tough
or I was anxious
or just plain angry
disgusted with life

but my faithful friend comes back
still trusting something in me
still wanting to be close
to keep building
a relationship
years before

am I such a one?
what makes me tired of a friendship?
to give up?
what makes me turn away
and let go of what was being built?

faithful friendship
is a two-way relationship
of trust-worthiness
connecting with trust

of faith’s acceptance
of who we are


About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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