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living faith…

living faith

when belief
becomes tangible
blood flows
through veins
in the same way
an invisible element
now pulses
with each heartbeat
measurable by
scientific means
all the same
there is
a calmness
peaceful demeanor
that sense
is holding
you close
each hour
of the day

– Charles W. Martin

© 2014, illustration and poem, Charles W. Martin, All rights reserved

678ad505453d5a3ff2fcb744f13dedc7-1product_thumbnail.php41V9d9sj5nL._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_CHARLES W. MARTIN (Reading Between the Minds) — earned his Ph.D. in Speech and Language Pathology with an emphasis in statistics. Throughout Charlie’s career, he maintained a devotion to the arts (literature/poetry, the theater, music and photography). Since his retirement in 2010, he has turned his full attention to poetry and photography. He publishes a poem and a photographic art piece each day at Read Between the Minds, Poetry, Photograph and Random Thoughts of Life. He is noted as a poet of social conscience. Charlie has been blogging since January 31, 2010. He has self-published a book of poetry entitled The Hawk Chronicles and will soon publish another book called A Bea in Your Bonnet: First Sting, featuring the renown Aunt Bea. In The Hawk Chronicles, Charlie provides a personification of his resident hawk with poems and photos taken over a two-year period. Charlie’s lastest book, When Spirits Touch, Dual Poetry, a collaboration with River Urke, is available through Amazon now.


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3 thoughts on “living faith…

  1. I enjoyed this poem, Charles. I liked the pacing of it. Do you know, as I read, I was reminded of the study done some years ago about the brain waves of Tibetan and Buddhist monks when they were meditating and how very different they were when compared to simple, normal thought patterns and waves. There is most definitely a change which takes place in any spiritual being. Your piece demonstrates this beautifully. 🙂


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