How I Long

Oh, how I long for those words
spoken in the sun cast meadow
where the tall grasses blew
and the butterflies flew

Where I knelt and wept
and you lifted my chin
saying ‘Rise, my child, and see.’
then stood and talked with me

How I wish I could recall
the words you gave to me
as you wiped my tears
and laid waste to my fears

How my heart sang
and my spirit soared
at the sound of your voice
and the depth of your choice

I know what you gave for me
and those who came behind
the depth of your love
still flowing from above

I hear the calling
the pull and the need
writing to uplift
freely sharing my gift

I sometimes wonder
why I cannot recall
the words that were spoken
the memory my only token

Something to remember
and never forget
a special gift to cherish
until the day I do perish

Your words captured
within the weaves of my soul
emblazoned by the spirit fire
to serve, in love, my only desire

Yet, oh, how I wait
to hear your voice again
to hear once more the song
oh, how I wish, oh, how I long.

© Leslie C Dobson

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Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

One thought on “How I Long

  1. Beautifully written Leslie – I love you is spoken in the whispers of our memories and the whispers never go away_ Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart with your heartfelt words. C

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