Catholic Poetry Room
This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Nicholas Bellacicco.

To Carry a Frog

God is holding you
in the palm of His hand.
Yet, you see yourself
as sand slipping through His fingers.
God is holding you
like a child carrying a frog.
Sealing every side safely shut,
as you hop around
bashing against His palms
praying for Him to help you.

Nicholas Bellacicco was born and raised in Stamford, CT. He attended Baylor University in Waco, TX, where he studied Medical Humanities. He went on to graduate from medical school at LECOM-Bradenton and is currently a Neurology resident. He is passionate about the art dimension of healthcare and has published and spoken on the importance of clinical empathy. In December 2017 his debut poetry book Pouring Echoes was published. His poetry has been published in Prime Number Magazine, The Healing Muse, and the Harvard Medical Student Review.

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