Places In My Heart
There are places in my heart that surface
as living joys of yesterday –
when I was just a little child
and often times had my way with a dream,
and saw some of those dreams come true.…
Showing glimpses of the times that I once searched
in the wind for a quiet hour -
or saw a thunderstorm or a ray of sunshine,
rejuvenate the life to a dying flower …
Those places where memories are secure -
When nature was restless to play
hide and seek with me -
and invited me to listen to the songs
that many birds would so beautifully sing.
Places in my heart that still yet, holds days of long ago –
when I would stare into God’s blue skies,
as dance and laughter would venture my way,
or a gentle wind would blow across my face,
And dry up any tears that were falling from my eyes.
Some places in my heart are still yet alive -
in that part of me where serenity was given birth,
and sought for me to find a peace with life –
Because there was no reason to run away and hide. …
And so very often would fill a sometimes need;
that I could escape this sometimes broken world,
and journey beyond what held me in, just some place,
Where I could quench the longings that filled my heart
as only found in the caring heart of God’s loving grace.
There are places in this heart
That bids me not to dwell on the negative,
That are perhaps buried in my past,
But instead, to be energized by the good ones
with hopes that those will always last.
These places hold my yesterdays and today’s
and the memories that I have embraced
that will part with me when I know it’s time to ago
where imagination was not so still, but much alive . . .
basking in the joy and even the uncertainties of long ago.
My childhood joys are not forgotten but stored in place
for I embraced the smiles, adventures, and cheers –
Not wishing to be replaced just yet, back then,
by the notion that sometimes echoed only fear.
I did not linger on this journey all alone –
and I shall not wander into unsought seas,
But I will cling to each one who has touched my life -
and hold on to any joy and peace that God has graced to me.
I shall gift the riches of these places in my heart -
and bestow them to those in my family and friends –
so that as we all walk the footsteps, the course still before us,
We’ll embrace each other to our journey’s end.
The time will come for me to relinquish
this person of whom God has fashioned me to be,
And I shall cling to Him and dwell in Him
As I have tried to do from the very start -
Knowing that when He comes to take me home,
Only then will I say farewell to the places in my heart!
© Steve A. Politte
July 25th, 2012
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Live today as if it were your last, for tomorrow it will be your past, but live it with peace in mind, joy to find, and for God divine!