Before Him I Stood
He entered the hall and took a seat
in the back row, trying to be discreet
Something in the expression he wore
seemed to convey that he knew more
I stood before him and said, I know.
He smiled at me, kind eyes aglow.
"Tell me, child, what do you see in me."
Hesitantly, I phrased my decree...
You're a man who loves to speak,
but you rarely talk.
You're a man who loves to preach,
but you rarely walk.*
"My life, I gave by choice," he replied.
He continued in me to confide...
"Gladly would I cherish to walk
and of heavenly things I will talk."
*Quoted from the poet, Sea Salty.
Copyright © Lin Lane | Year Posted 2018