Words Written in Faith

Poetry by Doug Ferris

“The Ballad of Shimei

A pond and a pebble,

A plop, and a ripple.

The stone that was thrown

waves back to me.

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But the stone that was thrown

has a life of its own—

While the splash and the plop

Stir chaos on top,

The stone sinks away

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Forsaken

Forgotten

Foreboding

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To be thrown once again,

On another calm day.

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