(a poem about the Bridegroom’s viewpoint of the Bride, stemming from an interaction with a very anxious woman at work)
1 – Lovely, I am not a palm-reader, rather a heart-seeker. (1 Samuel 13:14)
2 – Let me place both hands on each cheek and read your mind by
looking deep into your eyes and listening to you speak your mind!
3 – Yes, my two palms reading both sides of the book of life
near the lines of your smile, bringing me back to life.
4 – Bride, don’t be taken aback or blindsided,
5 – for I took a lash on my back while every bat of the eye
was like a lash on my back and a bat to my eye. (Psalms 38:11)
6 – Lovely, you are not a pain, neither is serving you any trouble,
for it is deliverance, and afterwards my comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:6)
7 – Martha, you’re not a burden, or a bother,
rather a finger of God lifted
to help me carry my cross
by taking on a splinter. (Matthew 23:4)
8 – So, to accept you, it would be my cross;
to wait for you would be my pleasure; (James 1:2-4)
therefore, to die to myself and live with you is like Heaven. (Philippians 1:21)
9 – Yes, because Jesus is here with us
it’s like I’m already there.
10 – My [Miel/Meal], I imagine petting our pet dinosaur ‘Thesaurus’
while you eat Synonym Toast Crunch,
while I watch my [sun-set/son sit] by the fireplace,
11 – I like Nebuchadnezzar looking on a child of God
and Azariah in the flames. (Daniel 3:25)
12 – Listen, it’s a waste of my time for me
to care what people think of you
when I could rather spend that time thinking of you. (Matthew 6:27)
13 – My love, what did you do when you messed up?
other than made me laugh, by that, what have you done?
14 – And why do you say ‘sorry’ so much? Aren’t you forgiven?
Have you forgiven yourself? If not, wouldn’t it help?
15 – Even if you happened to marry another man
I hope and pray I be the best man at the wedding,
16 – or at least be in your husband’s life
… and become his best friend … at the wedding.
17 – Baby, when you are flawed you are even more beautiful
for if you were perfect there’d be nothing for me to do!
18 – Just like one can’t raise kids who don’t need parents
how could anyone be with anyone who doesn’t need help? Mmmm?
19 – When you cry I’ll rush by your side
and stand by you like Mount Rushmore by your side, (Psalm 125)
20 – for I and am moved by the
faith-of-a-mustard-seed belief in me twinkle in your eyes, (Matthew 17:20)
and in a moments time can’t help but come for my bride.
21 – Love, take things one step at a time
like you naturally breathe one breath at a time. (Matthew 6:3)
22 – And even if you (over)think about breathing,
then relax, at least your heart’s beating;
calm down, it means you’re alive, not dyin’! (James 2:26)
23 – and it’s not the end of the world…
until fully the gospel is preached, my friend. (Matthew 24:14)
24 – So, my wife, let us hold each other instead of holding hands,
and silently pray for each other while we slow dance,
25 – the beating of our heart be a slow jam,
our minds drifting off into unknown lands,
26 – till you drift off and I pick you up and carry you like a cross,
and take you all the way to the place of my heart. (Matthew 27:33)
27 – My bride, if I grew tired you would be my pump.
28 – If my name was taken while in vain
and I was slain you would be my blood.
29 – Again, if you looked down immediately I’d rush to your side
And place the side of your head on my heart
30 – that you could hear my heartbeat, the crackle of the fire,
my heartbeat like the kick of a child. (John 13:23)
30 – 2nd Eve, our child shall be a “quickening” spirit. (1 Corinthians 15:45)
They shall run swiftly with their legs. (Psalms 147:15)
31 – Shall they not be sent forth to Manchester
to those who shall inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14)
32 – They shall stretch out their wings in the land (Psalm 89:25)
and establish a city like David’s, while in the navy.
33 – He shall walk uprightly and work for righteousness
and speak of you in his heart. (Psalm 15:2)
34 – He shall not lash back with his tongue no matter the back lash,
as he shall be a pacifist, even after he passes on. (Psalm 15:3, Isaiah 50:7)
35 – Remember: God let us borrow him. A soul is like a coin, (Luke 15:9)
and eventually God will want his quarter back/quarterback. (Job 1:21)
36 – So, on the flip side let’s seek the face of Jesus
And [let us/lettuce] give what is God’s to God and Ceaser’s to Ceaser. (Mark 12:17)