Spiritquest

A Dreamer's Reality

Mirror

Oasis of Love

Simple Faith

Spring

When I Look at You

Wrapped Inside Your Love


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A Dreamer's Reality

Dreamers see beyond reality.
They alone can touch the sky,
Hear the music yet unplayed,
Have a hope that can not die.

But great perception isn't free
So dreamers pay the price.
The inability to live their dreams
Is a difficult sacrifice.

For what dreamers see as possible
Sometimes just can not be.
The greatest threat to a dreamer
Is this cursed reality.

Like an invisible wall
Between a prisoner and freedom
Reality separates us from
The ideal future we envision.

As dreamers alone are blessed with sight
Beyond the normal scope,
So too are they alone condemned
To the bitterness of undying shattered hope.

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Mirror

Mirror cannot capture
And eyes, but dimly see
The height and breadth of beauty
Revealed by love to me.

For mirrors reflect the surface
And eyes, the outer shell
But love is like a dipper
Drawing deeply from a well.

The walls are high, the mortar strong
Built up with pain and doubt.
Many a soul in passing
Would not stop to search this out.

But I was dry and sensed within
This solitary place
A nectar, cool and quenching.
So I paused, then saw...your face!

To see such beauty hidden
Deep behind that cool facade
Broke my heart so I reached out
To touch this wounded child of God.

One by one the stones came down.
The mortar held no longer.
My love got past, I drank at last
From this precious, hidden water.

No longer dry, I paused to look
At the stones upon the ground.
Puzzled to see so many
Lying scattered all around.

My love alone was not enough...
Nor was your well so guarded...
Then I looked up and saw you
And YOUR dipper filled with water.

I knew at last, that I too
Had slipped beyond oneís normal reach
In a well of my own making,
Every bit of yours as deep.

But as my love had dipped
Beyond you wall and sought you out,
Your love swept past my fear and pain
And shattered every doubt.

Wells behind us, hearts entwined,
We explore this world above.
Our souls are finally sated,
Satisfied by love.

So mirror cannot capture
And eyes, but dimly see
The beauty of this miracle:
Our love has set us free.

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Oasis of Love

You are one of the people
On whom I depend.
You give of yourself
Just because you're a friend.
You expect no reward
For the kindness you give,
But the Father above
Knows that each day you live

You're an oasis of love in the desert of life,
A gentle reminder of God's holy light.
You help replace my doubts and fears
With a hope from above. New joy springs eternal
From the oasis of love.

You're a shoulder to cry on
When my world falls apart.
You're a doctor who helps mend
The breaks in my heart.
With a sweet, loving spirit,
That never condemns,
You patiently tend
To the needs of your friend.

You're an oasis of love in the desert of life,
A gentle reminder of God's holy light.
You help replace my doubts and fears
With a hope from above. New joy springs eternal
From the oasis of love.

And on that final day
When we shall ascend
To reign with the Lord
In a life without end,
The joy that you gave
To so many on earth
Will now be returned
In an eternity's worth.

You're an oasis of love in the desert of life,
A gentle reminder of God's holy light.
You help replace my doubts and fears
With a hope from above. New joy springs eternal
From the oasis of love.

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Simple Faith

So many years have passed since the day I found you
And life has had so many twists and turns since then.
Looking back at reflections of our conversations I can't help but see
A simpler time where all the words rhymed and your Spirit inspired me.

I remember a simple faith, where there were no shades of gray.
Truth and lies were black and white, and your people were always right.
There were no doubts in this heart of mine.
Your word was sure and easily applied. The cross was all I needed to survive,
with my simple faith.

But time has come between simplicity and I.
Situations of my own making and situations beyond my control
Have scattered the light that once shown so bright, and faded to gray what was once black and white,
leaving only the shadowy memory of times long ago.

I remember a simple faith, where there were no shades of gray.
Truth and lies were black and white, and your people were always right.
There were no doubts in this heart of mine.
Your word was sure and easily applied. The cross was all I needed to survive,
with my simple faith.

I long for the day when true restoration appears.
That time yet to come will be like long ago:
The ending of all doubts and fears

I am longing for that simple faith, where there are no shades of gray.
Truth and lies will be black and white, and your people will be truly right.
The doubts will fly from this heart of mine.
You'll speak to me and I will hear this time, I will know as I am known when I
Receive my simple faith.

I will know as I am known when I receive my simple faith.

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Spring

The birds bring in the springtime
With songs of joy and love.
Their chittering and twittering
Bring sunshine from above.

Their song appears to melt the snow
Of winterís icy reign,
But neíer melt they my heart as cold
As any winter rain.

The ray of light that melts my heart
I shall never feel,
For your true love is the vital part
I lack to make me real.

The birdís spring, brought by song,
May remain for a while,
But then itís gone,
Leaving only the remembrance of a smile.

My heart craves the warming light
Only your love can bring,
Which would take my heartís icy night
And leave only eternal spring.

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When I Look At You...

When I look at you I see so much more than face or features,
Cunningly crafted container to the treasure stored within.

When I look at you I see small glimpses through the window of your soul,
Which compel me with gentle promises of constance and abiding.

When I look at you I know at last, that I've come home.
There's a sense of peace and happiness like none I've ever known.

When I look at you I see my playmate, who stirs the sleeping child.
You dare me to dream and hope and grow and truly enjoy my life.

When I look at you I see my destiny, and all my dreams fulfilled.
Two halves, one whole, two hearts, one soul finally complete.

When I look at you and see the love that lights up your eyes,
I am breathless with wonder at the miracle...

When I look at you.

By Spiritquest
2/11/00

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Wrapped Inside Your Love

Our eyes meet in the twilight
As the busy day winds down.
At last we have found time to get away.

The stresses of the morning
And the pressures of the day
Seem much smaller now, I want to always stay

Wrapped inside your love,
Where my doubts and fears can't reach me.
Wrapped inside your love
Where my wounded heart is healing.
I hear you whispering for me to come away
From the busyness and troubles of the day,
And when the morning comes I long just to remain
Wrapped inside your love.

Before you came into my life
My heart was all but cold.
Love and trust were foreign to my soul.

But now just one look from you
And my hope is restored.
My heart of coal will be a diamond one day,

for I am . . .
Wrapped inside your love,
Where the doubts and fears can't reach me.
Wrapped inside your love,
Where my wounded heart is healing.
I hear you whispering for me to come away
From the busyness and troubles of the day,
And when the morning comes I long just to remain
Wrapped inside your love.

And though I leave the warmth of your embrace
To face the struggles of the day,
Your memory lingers like a beacon in the night.

So I am . . .
Wrapped inside your love,
When the doubts and fears assail.
Wrapped inside your love,
Where storms of life can not prevail.
Your gentle whispers help me make it through the day,
And the troubled times just seem to fade away.
Each morning is a blessing for it means another day
Wrapped inside your love.

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  Revised: April 12, 2000