Logic squelches faith,
Weighed risk and go passive,
Resistance rooted in fear,
Need to define and control outcomes,
Paralyzes growth and movement.
Flame of life snuffed,
Dead before dead,
Cold logic lifeless,
Unshared life lived calculated.
Reality defies logic,
Rationality's control broken,
Suffering defies control,
Pain screams at false security,
Lies and interpretations fail to comfort.
Being Human invites:
Irrationality of beyond control.
Trusting what can't be reasoned out.
Faith that God is good.
Choices of what and who to believe.
Abundance in spite of what I see,
Love regardless of what I experience,
Hope in midst of suffering,
Life while dying,
Joy and grief held in tension.
About the Author: Brian Bucks lives on a small horse ranch in Western Nebraska and is a husband, father, electrical engineer, and poet.
Friday, September 16, 2016