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You call out to me and I answer
sometimes I am stubborn, and
You call again finding sometimes
I turn my face away…

Sometimes I hear Your voice
and yet I close my ears and
also the vents to my heart
that I might not answer…

Yet when You do not call I
cringe stumbling in the
darkness, where night becomes
my cell and loneliness
my robe…

When I do not hear Your voice
I wonder if I still have favor
with You, or if by taking You
for granted I have caused You to
turn away from me…

But in all of my selfish moments
I came to the realization, that in
my life I need You more than
You need me…

And I awaken as if from a dream,
longing for the sound of Your
voice, for Your kiss upon my
cheek and a warm hug from Your
always embracing arms…

For Father, I need Your love…always.

(Written November 1976)
(The first poem I ever shared publicly, 2010)
Exodus 15:2
The Lord is my strength and my song, and
He has become my salvation; this is my God,
and I will praise Him, my father’s God,
and I will exalt Him.
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