Colin F. Jones

FAITH

I defend not that, which does not need defending;
If it were so ‘twould be in amour-clad
And not being under siege, I’d be pretending
And all I thought was good would all be bad.
I do but walk the path my eyes do see
And step on ground firm to my cautious step.
I oft imagine there might be a tree
Around the bend where I’ve not ventured yet.
To continue on I need to trust myself
For beyond the corner anything might lurk;
‘Tis all I have this life and thus my health,
And faith in absent Armour does not work.
From those who trusted faith and died in war,
I’ve learned that faith in self is God’s true law.