Distant light

From afar have I loved you,
as I watched you smile
and laugh with those you knew,
I have watched you for a while,
as the moon watches the earth,
over years I waxed and waned,
never knowing my worth
in your eyes, nor spoke I of pain
this seperation yields,
this unfulfilled love from afar,
like droughted grass wilting in fields
my soul awaited to slake this parched thirst.

Alone in this barren plain, I
sit in darkness watching your star,
You words echo in this wilderness,
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”

drawn to your light I fly like a dove,
with tattered, torn and dusty wing,
nurse, nurture and heal my brokeness,
so that I too may in joy sing,
with choirs of your loving goodness.

Jeremiah 31:3
The Lord has appeared to us from afar
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”

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Author: Charlie Bottle

Charlie Bottle's passion is poetry. He has lived on three continents, speaks five languages and loves different cultures, people, music and food. He believes that "Poetry uses the economy of words to express the essence of our humanity." It is this magical use of brevity to express the profound that drew him to poetry. While his professional and personal life has pulled him in different directions, He continues in his discipleship of the craft and writes whenever the muse moves him. While English is his second language it is the language in which he lives, breathes, thinks and writes poetry.