I once loved a sports player,
Peak attributes and physique,
Yet awe turned to critique,
As I learned of his cheats.
So I lost faith in sport.
I once admired a musician,
Her words – harmonious melody,
Yet once listening at an audition…
Vocals… but a pre-recorded felony.
So I lost faith in music.
I once idolised a preacher,
Sermons of virtue and trust when
Truths emerged of inner creatures
Hypocrisy and corruption.
So I lost faith in religion.
The stones I once encased my idols in,
The same ones I now cast on them,
The faith and trust I confided in,
An error – placing my heart in them.
Humans are prone to mistakes,
No matter their status or hobby,
Yet faith should not be lost in its way,
Because of people we’ve embodied.