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The Calm

With quiet stillness
   we're snug and warm,
your head on my chest and
   my arms wrapped around you
during this brief calm
   we've been allowed to experience.

O how we want it to last forever
   as we feel so complete together,
but, God only gives us moments
   of this calm at a time,
just enough to keep us going
   and make us want
to come right back for more.

Sometimes it seems like punishment
   waiting for this slice of heaven,
to feel the most perfect calm
   and peace I know with someone.

In your arms I am at peace.
   As I show you love,
you show me love
   with all our love
coming from God.

Thirty hours later
   and the calm of bedtime is here,
but, it's so different
   this calm of one.
It's quiet to be sure
   and mysterious
because I don't know
   how you are,
I can't see your beautiful face
   or touch your smoothness
or hear the sounds you make.

All these things I'm missing
   so very much now
as I hit the light
   and night really becomes night
and I sigh and cry
   then start waiting and worrying.

O what exquisite torture
   my mind inflicts on my heart
of which you are a very large part,
   but, soon a calm will return
as I pray and tomorrow I'll learn
   that you are okay,
then we'll both go through another day
   and think back to the calm
we shared just the other day.

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  1. Date: 2/6/2011 6:34:00 PM
    "back to the calm" like teh concept of your write, enjoyed your write,..p.d.