FAITH'S REMAIN

Written by: Paula Larson

Remove the mainstreams ill descent
and still the virtue bears relent
why must the battle seek descent
while courage musters, painless, meant!

Then brush it on, the daylight's dawn
while I unfettished, still go on
not compromised ~ without a gain
some Holy justice . . . thought's contain!

That time so focused with impure
does live but agitations burr
the path of which I did endure
has vanished, by God's hand of stir!

Faith's heavy carrying ~ discontent
doth burden, narrowing with repent
the word, but cherish not occur
but purpose winding toward the cure!

I love thee so ~ that ne'er fool's aim
can so distraught thy Faith's remain!