My heartbeat quickened when I heard your voice
Beckoning me to come and see,
And eagerly I stepped out into the night.
The cool air refreshed me
And though I walked hesitantly at first,
I soon hurried on in hopeful anticipation.
We were making progress,
I, my human sight far weaker
Than your vision for me,
Saw only that home and familiarity
Were no longer in view
And realized the night air had grown cold.
I held my breath,
Saw the darkness and wondered at the hour.
I lost sight of you,
And felt frozen in place
Without a plan,
With legs suddenly as marble,
Stiff and immobile
I wondered what to do,
My eyes tightly shut.
I cried out
And heard your voice,
As though you were standing
Right in front of me
“I’m here” you said, reassuring me.
I opened my eyes and saw you
Standing so close
Your presence warmed me
In body and in soul.
You reached out,
I placed my hand in yours.
“Look!” you said
And I saw more stars than I could count
Studding the night sky.
“I placed each one of them there for you”
You told me.
At that moment, I knew your love
As I had never known it before
And hope swelled within me
Until happy tears fell
And we walked on together.
“It is well” you assured me,
But I already knew.
by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 11-25-2012
Oh, Martha, your poem blows me away! “It is well, ” God says, but that we already know and are primed to hear it? Marvelous! Sharing this, for sure!
Love and blessings!
Oh, thank you! I needed reminding as yesterday I tripped and broke my nose!
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This reminds me of the Song of Solomon, that portion where the Lover steals out into the night to find her Beloved.
Thank you so much! I am honored!
This week reminds me of that portion in Song of Solomon where the Lover goes into the night in search of her Beloved.
Good point! Thanks!
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This is so beautiful!