Will you come to me when least I expect.
And startle me to awe?
The love for which I’ve yearned so long
To have to yearn no more.
Will one day I find you in my life?
To fill my heart’s own need
And be the one to whom I cleave
The one through whom I’m freed
Such lonely nights of empty bed
And heart and safe embrace
When will I meet you in desire
And lead you to your place
Your place of honour and of love
The place where you belong.
A place of music, laughter, joy
And love’s eternal song.
Or am I destined to be alone
A solitary sole
Without that helpmeet by my side
Am I ever truly whole?
I love my Lord and always will
He embraces all I know
But in my walk He calls for faith
Not everything’s on show.
And yet I trust in His true love
His Fathering of me
He knows my needs and my desires
He loves eternally
So in Him I lay my heartfelt trust
My Joy’s, my sorrows too
To Him I lay this true request
That I be blessed by you.
And if it’s not His will for me
A wife to have once more.
Then I must yield unto that will
And walk my pathway sure.
Sure in the knowledge that He heard
And yet knew best for me.
To be but a son, and just a son
My eternal destiny.
Lest I forget, I call to mind
That I once was joint-hearted
With gentle gift of a precious wife
Before our lives were parted.
So I thank you Lord, for what I had
And the love that once I tasted
And I offer sorrow, in my guilt
For the gift I know I wasted.
© Kevin A. Deane
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You can read into this poem anything that strikes your heart about it. I don’t really feel that I want to comment on it very much or really go into it’s motivations. But I do hope you enjoy it. (Apologies for the poor recording, my breathing was bad when I recorded it.)