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faith 신의

SBS Image of  Lee Minho as Choe Yeong in 신의 ( Faith )
 from Google Images

i keep a flower
in a bottle of aspirin
recall the beauty
cure the pain

i hide my heart
under a plate of armor
the less i feel
the less i break

exhale the past
breathe in
i fill my lungs


i wait for dark
to battle with the demons
i know their strength
i know their names

i gave my word
to keep the bad things
from you
have faith in me


i gave my word
to keep a light around you
have faith in me
i'll carry you home

Rene ~ September 27, 2012

I must admit that I am absolutely smitten with all things Kdrama!
Especially the time traveling drama 신의 ( Faith)  and Answer Me 1997
I stumbled across them this summer on Hulu and have been hooked ever since.
I find the Korean language beautiful and the actors stunningly attractive.
Though the stories may seem a bit cliched to some ( I can't get enough of that love triumphing over adversity stuff) they are filmed against the most gorgeous backdrops and in the case of Answer Me 1997, entirely relatable...just watch the first episode.

This poem was inspired by a tender scene in the drama 신의 ( Faith)


  1. a beautiful it...the first two stanzas in particular...they have an enchanting cadence to them...will have to check out this film

    1. Aww, thanks Brian. My cadence is enchanting! I'm walking on air! :)

    2. the first two stanzas are brilliant.

      I love "i wait for dark to battle the demons i know their strength i know their names"'s how I write about my mental illness.

      I loved this one

    3. Thank you,lance. Yes. Night time is the hour of the warrior.

  2. Nice! Very beautiful. I feel all ZEN now. :-) Stopping by from the Writer's Link Up.

  3. Lovely. I particularly like the first stanza; there's something about that image that gets to me.

  4. Wonderful, I love the way you wove your words together.

  5. This is very beautiful. I, too, am hooked on the theme of love triumphing - even though, in my case, it is still, apparently, hobbling along some byway trying to find me. Hee hee.

  6. Really a beautiful write--if I say the word clean--not a word out of place

  7. It has been a privilege to see you evolve as a poet over the last few years. This one was simply beautiful.

  8. Holding anybody in the light is always a good thing to do...

  9. Replies
    1. Yes. It is a love that can weather the storm.

  10. This is my first time visiting - this is beautiful! Love the 3rd stanza!

  11. I would like to thank everyone for stopping by to comment on Faith. I enjoyed writing it. If you have a chance please watch the show at your leisure (The link is located near the image) It will sweep you off of your feet :)

    1. will do....downloading right now actually....
      always great to see you rene...smiles.

    2. Always good to see you too, Brian. Prayers to you and your family.

  12. The emotional fluency here is what grabs me--the feelings, that is, are easy to experience through the words--and you definitely make me want to check out the film version of your characters. Having faith in the broken is important.

  13. Beautiful words here, Rene. I feel your passion for this show and will consider taking a peek at it after reading your poem.

  14. Tender and beautiful, I love it!

  15. Lovely... that first stanza especially is an image that will stay with me!

  16. It's beautiful and sad at the same time, you wish the words to be true in the end and it makes you wonder how many things in life do we submit ourselves to faith on :)

    Stopping by from write on edge


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