Let me say, first of all, that I think this poem is entirely underrated. Where are the statistics and raving fans? I know the DD gave you some, but I feel it just needs more! I was captured by the first line - it was a concrete image, somehow possessing softness, that slammed into me like a freight train. My mind started to work pretty much immediately. Can one be too close to Jesus? It was a lovely thought to ponder... it was just so deliciously thought-provoking! I also have never seen a line like this used before, so it was definitely a refreshing touch of originality!
That last stanza, too. Goodness. It blew me completely away! There is something just so beautiful about it. There is a vagueness that overlays this emotion, which just seeps through you. It was a stunning thing to experience! Reading your description, too. Holy crap! It just furthered my appreciation for this poem, because I now had new perspective to apply to the whole piece. I think life is a wonderful thing to have belief and faith in. Wonderful, indeed.
This was just beautifully constructed. You should definitely be proud of yourself! Congrats on the DD, because as far as I'm concerned, you deserved it entirely. Hopefully, with time, this piece can get the full recognition that I feel it deserves
Thank you so much for this! I'm really glad that the poem affected you so much! When I have one person commenting like this, I don't need a horde of fans - though my watchers are amazing and I love them all.
wow. First of all, thank you for the reply. After almost a year, you have still managed to thank (almost?) everyone ever. So that's impressively devoted. Getting your reply made me come back and look over here to see what was going on. Funny how many people will make things about *their* spirituality at the oddest moments. I just wanted to tell you that it seems (to me, for what that's worth) like you have handled those situations very maturely, especially for your age (as far as the internet knows). It's not necessarily my business to say so, but it's a theme I continue to see when exploring your work, so I just wanted to mention it. Keep being awesome!