In God We Trust?





You alone are Faithful,

You alone give joy,

You alone bring peace to

every girl and boy-

to every parent crying out


mercy in the night-

and those remaining hungry,

who’ve given up the fight.


For those who thirst for righteousness-

who seek you

in the dark,

bullied by fears, gunfire

and the sound of ticking clock.


Lord, You alone are faithful;

there is no other place to hide.

from escalating confusion

and hate on every side.


Fools rule the cities,

discontent’s a mounting theme-

Not one seeks Your glory,

Nothing’s as it seems.

Your return is imminent-

Arouse us from our dreams…

let us turn from our selfish ways

and walk as those redeemed.


Remind us of our make up,

that we’ll return to dust-

ashes in the wind,

if in man’s hand we do trust…


For You alone are faithful,

these words I write are true.

Lead us to repentance, Lord,

Let our hope return to You.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara
    Jun 18, 2016 @ 14:23:34

    Thank you for these words, Dawn!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Sandi
    Jun 18, 2016 @ 14:39:00

    Lovely poem, Dawn!

    I was just noticing how “In God We Trust” is written on the ten dollar bill. (I was in the drive-thru line at Chick-Fil-A.) It is really a beautiful font and a simple beautiful phrase– not so simple.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. dawnlizjones
    Jun 18, 2016 @ 15:53:35

    Super! FB’d!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Barbie
    Jun 19, 2016 @ 00:49:35

    Beautiful! Love it!



  5. Cecelia Lester
    Jun 19, 2016 @ 14:20:54

    Wonderful words, I needed them.



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