with the aim of compelling the surrender…

with the aim of compelling the surrender

small lesions
in faith
have begun
to
expand
the tissue
of routine existence
is beginning
to show symptoms
of
damage
dinner prayers
are
sometimes
not said
nightly devotions
are
rarely said
on bended knees
expressions
of thanks
to god
cannot
be heard
above the wails
of pain
as
shrapnel
pierces the flesh
it is
difficult
to believe
when
belief
is
under siege
by
mankind