Poem: Love, For the Giving

 

For the ones you most love in all of the world,

You would do what needs to be done;

No matter the danger, no matter the cost,

No matter how deep the scars of the battle

the scars left by sacrifice, the scars left by loss

the scars that yet heal when the battle is done.

When the ones you most love in all of the world

Still fight in a battle your heart pleads to end;

No matter how deeply the ache of the burden,

No matter how fear stalks the space of the waiting,

       yet keeping the faith, though so deeply you’re missing

   the ones you most love and so long to be living.

When the ones you most love in all of the world,

Have not yet come home, are not yet at the door

When to wait seems like the most meagre of things

When its seems like a love too piteous to bring

   yet whilst your heart beats you’d you still give it for them

   for the ones you most love, that they might live again.

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Poem: Which Alters Not

Because of love

I long to see the day your heart

will claim again

the sacred beat of precious life

you did not chase away;

And live all you once dreamed to live

but chose instead to hide beneath

the wrong belief

that you were not fit for

such sacred duty.

Because God gave eyes to love

to see the treacherous lie

that wove in you the wrongly held belief,

and faith to see what lay beneath

and hope to see the day of your

longed for liberation.

No tempest rude or stormy tantrum,

no wound still healing from the battle,

can break the ground

or loose the mighty firm foundations

of a love, of such a love

born of generations.

And so my dearest darling,

whenever comes the day that the chains

that bind you up, break apart

fly away

It will be the day I saw in you

so very long ago

I’ll always love you

Never doubt you

truly then

truly still.

Poem: To Simply Love

To love you

To simply love you

To rest my hand upon your cheek

Tender with all the love you seek;

To love you

To simply love you

Not to argue if you are worth it

But to pour upon you all the love you’re worth;

Conflicted, my dearest darling

Feeling unworthy of the work you are called for

Knowing all the joy that it would bring too

Knowing all the love it would bring you;

Oh but to love you

To simply love you

And rest my kiss upon your cheek,

Tender, with all the love you seek..

“All My Favourite People Are Broken” – Over The Rhine

Sometimes you find, quite by accident, a poem or verse or song that says the very thing you had wanted to say, but somehow all the words were too much of a jumble in your head to be able to say them.

This one such song. You can listen to here.

All my favourite people are broken
Believe me, my heart should know
Some prayers are better left unspoken
I just want to hold you and let the rest go

All my friends are part saint and part sinner
We lean on each other, try to rise above
We are not afraid to admit we are all still beginners
We are all late bloomers when it comes to love

All my favourite people are broken
Believe me, my heart should know
Awful believers, sceptical dreamers, step forward
You can stay right here, you don’t have to go

– Over the Rhine “All My Favourite People”

Be blessed.

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