You've Been a Long Time Coming...

Sweetheart, you've been a long time coming,
with everything I've been through, all those I knew
who claimed to love me, respect me, cherish me;
Sweetheart, you've been a long time coming,
with every failed dream I dreamt, every "love" bloomed
upon the fields of revelation, expectations, bleeding me.

Sweetheart, you've been a long time coming,
with every shelter, abode, city I have known, lived in,
that failed despite, to make me feel so very at home;
Sweetheart, you've been a long time coming,
with every tender word, tender touch, tender thought
that masked their want for me to live for them alone.

Sweetheart, you've been a long time coming,
with every song I've sung, every poem I've written
in the name of true love, unconditionally, spiritually;
Sweetheart, you've been a long time coming,
with every prayer I've uttered, many more uttered not;
that are my cries to my Lord to bless my life eternally.

Sweetheart, you've been a long time coming,
with every heartbeat that echoes through me, strong
and true, screaming out for someone just like you;
Sweetheart, you've been a long time coming,
with every pulse that moves through me, moves me
to want to live my passions, my life, with you within it too.

Copyright © 1996 Hans Raffelt, All Rights Reserved.

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