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PATIENT BETTY

She`s patient

And full of gentleness she is

This gentlest of all the daughters of the Lamb.

 

And there`s a prayer she prays -

She cries -

Constantly in Christ`s heart.

That one day

A certain Prodigal,

Denied the husks of swine,

Might suffer a keen pang of penance in him

And

Fearfully

Wrench his footsteps home.

 

To find,

While still afar off,

Betty come running to meet him.

 

And he`ll try

Under a fall of tears

To tell of his heart`s turning.

 

But Betty

(Gentle Betty)

With one long kiss

Will hush him,

And touch him

With tender fingers on his face,

Forgiveness,

And in her arms

Welcome him all the deep dear joys of homecoming.

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Dave Bradley

Fri 17th Feb 2012 11:21

There are few things more powerful in life than reconciliation, and few longings deeper than the longing for it to happen. You've expressed that beautifully Harry.

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Laura Taylor

Fri 17th Feb 2012 09:49

Your poems always make me go 'awwww' Harry :) Enjoyed the intertwining of the prodigal story in this

stella jones

Thu 16th Feb 2012 22:03



I thought this quite beautiful Harry.. :)

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