Saturday, June 7, 2014

Faith--By Eleanor Michael--United States


Born into this life
without knowledge,
we muddle through
with as much guidance
as we can find,
and at life’s end,
we leave with
as much dignity
as we can muster.

Eleanor Michael has published poetry and short stories in a variety of venues.


  1. Hello, Eleanor, it is good to read you here at Whispers. Your poem is a very poignant one and makes me think of all that we learn in growing and in family life with the examples we have. Your poem definitely is food for thought. Thank you for giving us privilege to read you! Hope to see more... Sheri /

  2. Hi Eleanor,

    Welcome to Whisper's I hope you enjoy your time here. I enjoyed reading your poetry. Your poem is short and to the point here, well stated!

    Sandra Stefanowich

  3. Hello Eleanor,
    It seems we do search for guidance often in our youth. Even now, I pray for guidance. Sometimes people have illnesses that prohibit them from leaving Earthly life with little dignity. But I surely agree with all you said in this intuitive poem. Best wishes, Carolyn

  4. That's life! Once born we have to make the most of the situation and hope that life will be kind to us, right till the end! // paul

  5. Messages of faith are a blessing to the reader. At the end of it all, that's all of us will have is our faith. Thank you for the inspiration, Eleanor. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  6. Eleanor, thank you. Your poem is exactly the kind I love to read. Short, sweet and to the point. Being able to write a poem in such few words with a great message is a real talent in my book.
    Love, Charlene

  7. Thank you all for your lovely comments. I will send them to Eleanor. Eleanor, this is such a wonderful poem, so much said in a few words. Thank you for your ongoing support.


  8. Eleanor, I can certainly see your skill and finesse in this verse, but more importantly, it touches me on a very deep and personal level. It reminds me that I want to keep my life simple, yet meaningful. It is beautiful.