there is no case for God – a poem by Sister Lou Ella Hickman

there is no case for God

for a friend who lost her faith
there is no case for God
save God alone . . .
this is my ache—to know
that proofs cannot gift grace or faith
reason alone
cannot warm such hearts as yours
so, may this poem touch with light
where proofs and reason fail
as i bear the weight of ache       
and trust the Silence
to bridge the canyon of your night

Sister Lou Ella Hickman’s poems and articles have appeared in numerous magazines and journals as well as four anthologies. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2017 and in 2020. Her first book of poetry entitled she: robed and wordless was published in 2015. (Press 53) 

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