I stand here with my arms stretched wide;
You see me, but You only turn to hide.
I wait patiently for you to answer my call;
You hear me, but you only build up this wall.
I love you My child. Why can’t you understand?
I died for you. From my presence, you, I did not band.
I am there by your side at every twist and turn,
But you do not heed, my words you only burn.
Your ‘good’ words, I do not care.
On my back, bloody stripes I did bear.
Your pleasant smile, I do not see.
On my head, a crown of thorns I did heed.
Long ago, all of this I did endure.
All for your heart, I hoped to allure.
But still you wait for a better time.
You do not see that the time is only Mine.
Penned – MG – 6/27/99