Thinking of You in quiet solitude
In awe of Your array of beauty.
Counting my blessings one by one
Seeing it not as obligation or duty.
You said, "Peace I give you, My peace I leave you."
You have kept Your Word in whispers of the heart
Through the sighs of the wind, the silence of a cloud
And the lilting carol of a wayward lark.
I feel Your Love in all that touches me
The brush of the monarch upon my cheek
The caress of the grasses around my leg
This realm inherited by Your meek.
I am Your constant and humble reminder
Of all that You'll ever hold dear
Your love surpasses all heaven and earth
Just to keep me near.
I am the mirrored reflection of Your being
I am the glint in Your perfect and Holy eyes
I am your bride, your servant,your child
You gave up the world for ones such as I.
Your closeness accompanies my solitude
As we roam Your earthly paradise entwined
I am bound by the Covenant of Your Love
As You are bound by the joy of mine.
This poem won first place for the January 2007 poetry contest