By W. T. Smith
Hanover High School, Grade 11
Lay faith upon the chopping block,
With thought set close at hand––
I'll bear the blade of ignorance
To seek to understand.
And what survives the chopping block––
The pruning of a soul––
Will last you in your farthest walk
And carried, keep you whole.
So bare yourself in ignorance
And let yourself be shown;
Without your faith to cover you––
With naked love alone.