love
is a sullied word
fraught with pain
how can you trust it again
since it has betrayed you?
how on earth can I show you
what Love truly is?
when My earnest protestations
can hold no promise for you for you know not
that which they speak of truly
will you let Me go all the length
let Me tread the thorns to where you are
and part the brambles around you?
can I win enough of your trust
to let Me carry you in My arms
away home to safety?
when all has let you down
and I struggle for a foothold
will you give Me
a chance?

12.12.2003