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When He Came

I waited for him as the soldier comes
With a beating of drums and trumpet call;
But he arrived instead with a quiet tread
That my ears never heard at all.

I thought he would come like the blazing sun
And claim me for his bride;
But in the soft twilight of a starlit night
He stood there at my side.

I thought he would come as loud thunder
That shouts to the midnight skies;
Instead he came as a whisper
And the finger of love touched my eyes.

I dreamed of the fire that shone in his eye
Might give mine a more tender glow;
But I saw in his face a more intimate grace
That I discovered not long ago

I thought he would come in the tumult
Of ten thousand voices in song;
Instead he came in soft silence
And brought me to where I belong.

I hoped would come to incite my soul
As seas are split by storm's strife;
But he brought me balm of a sublime calm
And tranquility that crowned my life.

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  1. Date: 7/4/2012 10:15:00 AM
    '...the finger of love touched my eyes,' '...a more intimate grace,' such sublime phrasing, as you write throughout this lovely piece. The contrast of emotions is so beautifully expressed. God bless, Keith

  1. Date: 12/26/2011 11:46:00 AM
    I'm not religious in any way, but I do agree with Daver's comments. Another gem from your pen Elizabeth :)

  1. Date: 10/7/2011 11:29:00 AM
    Far reaching. A piece in sotto voce. The quiet faith is the best kind. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/7/2011 3:25:00 AM
    YES--The ways of The Lord --Are not what we expect--Your Poetry Glows with so much Beauty --I am overwhelmed. Another Fav!

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 2:20:00 PM
    This explains very well what one desires most isn't always the best of desires. A wonderful write dear Liz

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 9:29:00 AM
    My God. This one took my breath away. Very beautiful, the silent entrance somehow is the best one, and for the best one only. Great writing, Elizabeth.

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 9:38:00 PM
    Smile, *^_^* “One Never Knows How Life Shall Unfold & Love Need Not But Whisper Within These Hearts, to Stir The Storms of Light * Very Beautiful Painting My Dear Precious & Priceless, Gifted & Lovely Elizabeth! *^_^* I Hope That Your Beauty Is Enjoying This Holidays Beginning Season & I Would to Thank Your Kindness for The Visit & Com; Much Appreciated & Again As Most Often *^_^* Beautiful Poe!” === My Love to You Always & Forever, Jasper *

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 3:26:00 PM
    PS: This one goes in my favs 4 sure:)

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 3:25:00 PM
    Elizabeth, you just keep pouring out great poetry like a faucet of water that can't be shut off. You are obvioulsy "In the flow." Another lovely, bright shining example of His love/Your love intermingled like sweet honey & bees. And thanks for your kind comments (again) concerning "What then is Life and Why?" You're truely a "Honey" at heart. Keep smiling and don't ever stop the flow.

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 3:21:00 PM
    That soft silence is so tranquil Elizabeth, beautiful write, love Wilma

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 3:01:00 PM
    With a such a good write, I'm very grateful of your kind comments!

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 2:55:00 PM
    Ah, what a peaceful poem you wrote! There was such pleasant tranquility and love within it! Great calm feel to your poem! Perfect job!!

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 2:45:00 PM
    Oh I do love this one. From 1 to 7 it rates a 10. This is going into my faves. Wonderful verse and a super praise to Him. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 2:20:00 PM
    So eloquent, Elizabeth. When true love enters our lives, we find serenity, not fiery storms. Your lovely poem reminded me so much of my late husband. He never uttered a word in anger, just made all he met feel comfortable and tranquil. A new favorite for me, dear. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 12:59:00 PM
    A beautiful tender write, my friend. I do hope you consider a book, as someone suggested : )

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 12:43:00 PM
    O incurable romantic, who will not love this dreamlike sequence of magical lines?

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 12:23:00 PM
    Yes, the messenger of peace and love. Yet, the blood spilled in his name would overspill the oceans. Inspired stuff, Liz. Love it. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 6:16:00 AM
    A very special passionate work..The romance is excellent..Enjoyed reading this morn..I am glad that I chose it to read today..Thanks for the kind review of my work..I appreciate you taking the time to make my work be special..Sara

  1. Date: 10/1/2011 11:51:00 PM
    The clouds dissapeared in a moment. When the voice she awaited did call. The skies opened up as heaven was sent. And her heart gently started to fall. The moon, it hung up in the night light. To put her at ease in the dark. And let her know everything's alright. To meet her true love in the park.

  1. Date: 10/1/2011 10:18:00 PM
    Are u any relation to John and Charles Wesley of yesteryear? I admire them deeply...I must agree with Mr. Hinshaw on his comments below....u have magical words worth publishing, dear. Think it over.....:) Gwendolen

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    Date: 10/1/2011 10:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes Gwen, I am related to them.
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