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Covenant Seeker

You promised me a hundredfold and more for them
The reward so oft is less than all my love for them
Except the little extra you threw in ... it's heaven then

I did not volunteer to leave, but over and over 
Alone, stripped of the affections where I care, it's all
I grieve. Perhaps you are training me for the big reward.

I surrender what I cannot keep to reap what I 
Should not seek here ... and that too illusive and in vain.
So now there better be a heaven, I am being obedient to pain.

Death is such a scoundrel though. It has ravaged me most
Muddy feet in my house, dirty fingers on my treasures
Love diminishes me like a candle, death thaws me like ice. 

Copyright © David Smalling

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 1:59:00 PM
    The last verse just sings..though it is sad..beyond sad..aging alone is no fun..hope you are feeling happier Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 9:21:00 AM
    A very powerful write, David. Especially your last stanza. Good work. Love, Kim