Mo's Manic Monday - Faith

Posted: Monday, August 27, 2007 by Travis Cody in
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Welcome to another Manic Monday with Morgen. Today's theme is Faith. Don't forget to cruise by MM HQ at It's A Blog Eat Blog World.

As a son, I learned to have faith in my mom. As a brother, I learned to have faith in my sister. As an athlete, I learned to have faith in my teammates. As a student, I learned to have faith in my teachers.

The knowledge that someone is there to catch you when you fall, to guide you when you lose your way, to help you when you stumble...it gives you confidence to take steps and make decisions.

I think that shaken faith disturbs the journey of the mind and soul. So when my father broke faith with me, it took a long time to understand that it was his flaw and not mine.

So as a man, I have learned to have faith in myself and to take responsibility for who I am and what I've done. And I have faith in the love that I share with Pam. The road we are on together is full of joys, both large and small.

FAITH
by Travis Cody

Belief my suit of armor
With joy in self greet the day

Hope my shield of honor
My eyes to lead the way

Peace my sword of might
To battle in a sea of night

Truth my shining banner
With knowledge as the word of light

Each to each promise offered
Trusting e'er in choice of right

The breath of my voice sung on high
Faith in I alone shall be my guide

I'm far from perfect. But I think that having faith in the path I'm on helps me to grow every day.

19 comments:

  1. Bond says:

    Travis...Loved the poem, but loved the words you wrote before the poem even more.

  1. I'm with Bond. Great job Travis. Have a great MM. :)

  1. Turnbaby says:

    I don't think I can ever thank you enough for sharing your wonderful thoughts.

    Smooch

  1. Travis says:

    Sarge: Thank you Sir.

    V: I appreciate that.

    Pauline: Thanks Ma'am.

    Bee: You're sweet!

    Sandee: You too!

    turn: You're welcome.

  1. Neila says:

    Awesome post, Travis. I love your poem! Life is much better with a little Faith!

    Happy MM!

  1. ian says:

    Couplets are hard to write, because it's tough to say so much in so few words. But you did an admirable job.

    Ian

  1. Dan says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog Travis.

    It's impossible to not have faith in something, isn't it? I guess there's a fine line between having faith in too little and too much.

  1. Ambre says:

    Both your prose and poem are beautiful Travis. Don't ever allow the bumps in the road to steal that soft side...

    ~smile~

  1. Jamie says:

    Journeys are so much easier when you can hold hands.

  1. Lizza says:

    Good for you and Pam, Trav. If we didn't have faith in something or believe in something every day, we'd be totally lost.

  1. Julie says:

    Very sweet and tender my friend. You have some wonderful people in your world and you don't hesitate to let them know.

    *hugs*

  1. lisa says:

    amen! to all you said...

  1. Very well done, Travis. You're awesome!! Hugs!

  1. angell says:

    Wonderful post as always Trav.

    SMOOCHES.

  1. tiggerprr says:

    Loved the post a lot. You always have such a calming voice on your blog. :)