What i learned from them.
Iâ€™ve learned to guard my heart from the start
Lest i risk it torn apart
And that total surrender is a forgotten art.
Iâ€™ve learned that giving oneâ€™s all predisposes a fall
Exposing the heart risks it mauled
And that you are tripped when you walk, kicked when you crawl.
Iâ€™ve learned not to trust their spoken gusts
That promises unwrapped quickly decay and rust
That fear and apathy blanket their psyches like dust.
Iâ€™ve learned to be self-contained to avoid the pain
Minimizing sharing, minimizes drain
And that pearls cast before swine are pearls cast in vain.
Yet there is a friend faithful to the end
Your wounds He will tend, your hurts He will mend
Your enigmatic idiosyncrasies comprehend
Adversityâ€™s the gale that sets wind to His sail
A love eternal that will never fail
Not bound by limitations that makes men so frail
Why do i allow my seeds to be choked by their weeds?
When iâ€™ve learned it is He who supplies all my need
Lord, help me to unlearn them and learn you i plead.
Annette M. Parrott