This I Believe

Michael - Norfolk, Virginia
Entered on October 23, 2007
Age Group: 50 - 65

What I Believe

I believe there is no justice,

but that cottongrass and bunchberry

grow on the mountain.

I believe that a scorpion’s sting

will kill a man,

but that his wife will remarry.

I believe that, the older we get,

the weaker the body,

but the stronger the soul.

I believe that if you roll over at night

in an empty bed,

the air consoles you.

I believe that no one is spared

the darkness,

and no one gets all of it.

I believe we all drown eventually

in a sea of our own making,

but that the land belongs to someone else.

I believe in destiny.

And I believe in free will.

I believe that, when all

the clocks break,

time goes on without them.

And I believe that whatever

pulls us under

will do so gently,

so as not to disturb anyone,

so as not to interfere

with what we believe in.