Weather not always balmy

obstacles appear

amid swirling wind and storms

former experiences illumine

strong ropes:

faith, hope, love

Biblical passages apply over centuries

these guide

provide balance

become sources

of courage and strength

when mountains overwhelm

grasp ropes tightly



I Corinthians 13

“ And now these three remain: faith, hope, love. But the greatest

of these is Love.”



Lynn Doll


2 Replies to “Sustenance”

  1. Today’s words are most fitting for our days of isolation, quarantine, and yet filled hope for the future. As the Beatles sang, “All We Need is Love.”


  2. I really appreciate the simply stated lines of this poem that bring me back to the profound truth of what really matters in life. So grounding, particularly in the times we face right now.

    Thank you, Lynn, for the timely reminder. These are the very things I want to grow in.


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