The Mission of The Heart,

Linking with Poetry Jam

"Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief."
~ Sigmund Freud

Rooted in the heart of every man is a barren place that yearns to be filled,
and like the belly of a hungry child, it cries out for something more.
It is a longing that knows no limitations of culture nor walk of life,
for from the beginning of time, man has searched for a being to worship and adore.
Every religious belief of the Egyptions to the modern day Buddhist and Christian,
is an exhibit of this inherent need.
We were destined to seek and then to find
something greater than ourselves in this life.

This weeks Poetry Jam prompt is another point of view (strange gods).  We are supposed to capture the point of view of what God is or is not through another's eyes.  I decided to focus on the idea of the need for God that all mankind has conveyed throughout the centuries.  We may have diverse beliefs, but one thing remains the same; we all need the guidance of a loving and mighty God.


  1. Hi Carrie,
    I'm struggling with how to write the poem this week ... the direction you headed is great! I'm still reeling from the sad news about Stafford's son.

  2. Thank-you for this wonderful example to this prompt! Isn't it 'right', that the Creator would place in each mortal the need for Him?

    Your words shine with truth....and peace.

  3. Carrie, yes and a resounding yes. Thanks for jamming with Poetry Jam today.

  4. So true, Carrie, despite different creeds, most believe in a power greater than ourselves. You're right, it's a basic human need. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. We all have our way to cope with this need. I hope it will bring humanity together, and not let man interfere to place hugh wedges amongst us.

    And definitely, with more like you, Carrie - peace will become a reality.

  6. I like the direction you went with the prompt--which was a challenging one. It does seem that man always yearns to find something to fill that hole. Thanks for posting!

  7. amen, even in my dark years...i was searching for something to fill that void...and all other things were just as hollow in the end...

  8. yes, believing in a spirit that is beyond ourselves I think gives us hope, those that stop seeking are doomed to fail in life, love your words here

  9. Hi Carrie,

    Love your take on the prompt.

    Yes, we are always seeking. It seems to me that when we stop seeking is when we stop living.

  10. Carrie,

    I love this poem, since it is very fitting. We do require the assurance of something, or someone to help us in times of need especially.
    I personally place my faith in God and am thankful.

    Best Wishes,


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