Alone in Belief by David Sordi


Alone in heart

Solitary in spirit


Tear stained cheeks

A leg bends slowly

Knee to ground

Prayers offered


Hope and understanding


The hush breaks

Hell is unleashed


Deluge of hatred

Rivers of vitriol

A shot rings out

A heart pierced

Life torn asunder

Blood sears soil



Spirit ebbs

Prayers fade

A dying body

A ray of light

Dusk and dawn


A visceral sacrifice

A song in the wild

Ransom paid

A rainbow shines.


Biography: In January 2022, I moved here from New Hampshire to join the Aims Industrial Technologies and Oil & Gas programs. My career has been spent in industry and engineering, in which my creative side was not always of particular importance. Writing poetry and developing my photography allows me to explore my creative side. In particular, I approach my photography from an emotional perspective, using what I feel when composing and finishing a picture to enhance its impact on the viewer. The great majority of my photography is spent in nature, taking landscape and wildlife photos. The wildness of nature helps me achieve an inner peace that I’m not able to find anywhere else. As nature rages around me, it centers me and helps me achieve almost a meditative state. I enjoy sharing my work with friends and family through publishing wall art, books, and notecards.