Classical Jazz '05




No faith. No belief. There is a beautiful innocence,beneath her broken life that has fallen into bits and pieces of shambles.The silence speaks in great volumes, of the trouble that she keeps,but the church and His hands are wrapped securely around her…And He saved her, and He saved her. As she sits, her frail hands tremble, in the midst of a thorn like world.A soft tear slowly rolls down her cheek,Like it always does.Through the days that hide emotions,pain falls through the air like silk,behind her gentle smile.But He saved her, but He saved her. Between heavy sighs and nervous breaths,she brushes a hand lightly on the cross, gold and shinythat she wears around her tender neck.At the foot of her bed on wobbly knees,she closes her uneasy eyes and prays.Because He saved her, because He saved her. She has faith. She believes.


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Artist: Catherine Rodgers
School: North Allegheny


Kayleigh Tony from: North Allegheny - posted: October 29, 2007
I like how you started this with the No faith, no belief...and ended it with the complete opposite. I liked the language you used...the words seemed delicate? For lack of a better word. I enjoyed this. And no, I am not just saying that because we have to. :) Lovely job, my dear.

Stephanie Wharrey from: North Allegheny - posted: November 1, 2007
I enjoyed this poem a lot and it made me think. I like how you repeat the line "He saved her" though everytime you use it you use a different words precedes it. This poem shows a lot of emotion and shows a transformation. I also like the lines you use to begin and end the poem. Very nice job!

Marcie Johnson from: North Allegheny - posted: November 1, 2007
Katherine. You just read this poem two days ago, I can't get over it. It is an awesome poem and you are an amazing poet. I love the words you used and how you put yourself into this poem and told us that you are the "she." You weren't afraid in telling us that "she" was you, I like it alot. It's hard to write about religion and God and I think alot of people just push it to the side, but you nailed it. Excellent Job!!!

Erin Werstuik from: North Allegheny - posted: November 1, 2007
Wow, Catherine.  I think you did a wonderful job portraying struggles and overcoming obsticals in faith.  I especially like the imagery you used suck as "fragile hands tremble" and "between heavy sighs and nervous breaths" it really visualizes something that is hard for people to comrehend.  I also like how you ended each stanza with "and her saved her" "But he saved her" and "because he saved her" it truely shows Christ's mercy and love for us.

Steve Semler from: North Allegheny - posted: November 5, 2007
Cat, this poem can be felt by even the most insensitive people, such as myself.  I liked how you set up this poem, from starting out with a sad tone of voice, then working in the details and descriptive language, then ending up with a simple conclusion that is reassuring.  Very nice!

Edye Pucciarelli from: North Allegheny - posted: November 11, 2007
all I have to say is, I told you so.

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