An Uncharted Love

How long has it been? How long, mi Amor?
How long have I loved you from a far distant shore?
We used to be close. We used to be friends.
How long will it be till I love you again?

I wish that I knew; I wish I could say,
that it will be just a week or a day.
I wish we could talk, as often before.
I wish I’d a heart, not always this sore.

I know we’ve not talked much, these past days, weeks, and years.
I know when you knock, I’m not oft in good cheer.
Please, please don’t leave me, my closest, best friend.
The days will be coming, ere I need you again.

Although my heart’s hard, I have faith in your love.
So boundless and infinite, my treasure above.
Your love saved my life, four long years ago.
I have faith now, dear Lord; it will soon save my soul.

Though I have my opinions, though I think that I know,
what is right and is wrong both above and below.
Be faithful to turn me, to break my hard stand.
Be faithful to conquer, to lend me a hand.

I know that I’ll need you. I know that I’ll fail
I know that I’ll long for reprieve from what’s stale.
Please wait for me, watch for me, pray for me Lord.
One of these days, I’ll turn, not away, but toward.

We will grow back together. When? I don’t know.
I just know it will happen, but not happen for show.
When I turn back to you, I’ll mean it. But, please understand,
I won’t if I don’t. This is my firm stand.

When I pursue you, I’ll do it with Spirit, Body and Soul.
Your love, I’ll not cheapen by not being whole.
Be assured, we’ll talk often but for now, I’ll just say,
“Lord Jesus, my savior, I love you today.”

J. Kalles Dec. 2008

An Uncharted Love

Jeff Kalles

Spokane, United States

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Artist's Description

This is a poem which I tried to write several times over the course of a year or two. Finally, one night December 2008, I sat down just to write and this is what I ended up with. It finally felt right and I think conveys my sentiment and perspective regarding my Christian walk.

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