~ For Once In My Life ~

A great divide ~ had gripped my soul
It held me tight ~ my peace it stole
My breath to gasp ~ I wandered sore
Until He came ~ my heart to call

He bridged the gap ~ with loving arms
He reached for me ~ with healing balm
In love He came ~ His heart was torn
To bring me home ~ to greet the dawn

Across the gulf ~ He sank to death
To bring me light ~ the darkness spent
He stood me safe ~ upon His path
With Shepherds staff ~ He found my heart

This life for once ~ has turned from night
To lose the fear ~ that held me tight
Now I can twirl ~ the night away
My heart knows love ~ to keep always


Soft Whispers from
Derry's Heart Poems 2006

Let thy desire be the vision of God,
thy fear the loss of Him,
thy sorrow His absence,
and thy joy in that which may take thee to Him;
and thy life shall be in great peace.
Teresa of Avila

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