I Watch, I Wait

I waitI find myself

Tight

Curled up

Tense

Waiting

Watching

Listening long

for…

A foot fall

A key turn

For that hello

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I watch the clock

Count the days

He should be home by now

That familiar

That smile

Those deep brown eyes

His soft, gentle glance

That knowing

Of all that has passed

And passes between us

And still I wait

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I search the crowds

The usual places

I watch feet

For loping stride

Of aching limb

Head and shoulders above others

That crown of silver

Bestowed with age

Stooping now

With the pain of days

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I see

My heart skips

Yes!

My head murmurs

No

It cannot be

Disappointment bites

Sadness sinks my hope afloat

I am longing for what is no more

What never can be again

I want

All I cannot have

Ignoring

All that is

Overlooking

All I have

For all I have not

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Oh Lord

I am reminded

You say

I am with you

Always

All Ways

I overlook that

Simple

Saturated

Truth

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With a hopeless passion

I cry for my husband gone

Help me to cry for You

With Passion

Renewed

With First Love

Refreshed

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I listen for the man

Help me to listen for You

In Gentle whispers

In Your tender Word

I watch for the man

Enable me to see you Lord

Through all Your signs

Through all Your wonders

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I wait for the man

Give me Patience to wait

For You Lord

For Your Time

In the night

I cry for him

I long for his arms

Enfolding me

His hands holding mine

087

But he is gone

You are here Lord

Let my Soul find her rest in You

Find her comfort in Your embrace

Find safe shelter beneath your wings

For in You Lord

The man and I remain One

He in Glory with You

Me on earth

With more to do

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What if

One day I turned

To find You gone

How much more would my soul lament

How much more would I cry

For You

Emmanuel

Lover of my soul

Always

All ways

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Help me

To Love

To Honour

To Cherish

To Obey

You my Lord

My King

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Words and Pictures © Denise Stanford 2013

~ by Denise Within the Vine on 30/09/2013.

2 Responses to “I Watch, I Wait”

  1. How easy it is to take our loved ones for granted sometimes.
    It is hard to imagine life without them, but yes even harder to imagine living life without Father God.
    Yet we live amongst and walk amongst hundreds of lost souls, who live without Him. We have a life-giving message to spread. The harvest is ripe…TODAY.

  2. Yes and as Matt Jacoby taught on Sunday no rigid rules just love them and be real x x

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