The Faithful (poem + analysis by me)

We swim in the fountain spring,
Hear the harmonious choir sing,
His radiant face ne’er grows dim,
In the fountain spring, we swim.

We ascend to a mountain peak,
With His rod and His sheep,
Gravity seems to suspend,
To a mountain peak, we ascend.

We leap into a haystack,
Freefall and don’t look back,
Sit among tares and wheat,
Into a haystack, we leap.

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ANALYSIS

This poem is a quatrain with some symbolism. Here it is again with the symbols decoded:

We swim in the fountain spring, [Believers drink from spring of eternal life]
Hear the harmonious choir sing, [united in joyful singing in fellowship]
His radiant face ne’er grows dim, [Light of Christ is eternal]
In the fountain spring, we swim.

We ascend to a mountain peak, [A holy life that brings us close to God]
With His rod and His sheep, [With the help of Christ & His body]
Gravity seems to suspend, [No fear of falling]
To a mountain peak, we ascend.

We leap into a haystack, [Confident and without fear]
Freefall and don’t look back, [never returning to our forgiven sins]
Sit among tares and wheat, [living in a world with unbelievers]
Into a haystack, we leap.

©2016 Kim Bond

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