Living Water

Promises like a desert barren and empty,

Grains of sand that pile up and form large endless dunes,

A thirst for love like a traveler across this endless sand,

Longing for a drink seeking and trying to find an oasis,

He looks around and there he sees a river,

He jumps in unclothed,

Only to find it all a mirage,

Finally dehydrated and near death he falls to his knees and sees your oasis of love,

After a long journey he’s finally found something to quench his unruly thirst,

He takes it in slowly at first testing to see if it’s for real,

Gradually he becomes a new person in you,

A man that can withstand all the dunes in this endless desert called life.

Poem Written: March 8, 1999