Only God Knows

Science and Religion

Only God Knows by jjhiii24

You must have sensed it.
I’ve been talking to you since
The moment you pulled away.
Even though you could not hear
The voice in my head,
Your heart has been listening–
Through our mutually open channels
Of thought and feeling.

I know you have been there with me;
The opening is wide on this side–
The welcome mat is brightly colored–
Luminous in a way that only you know.

You’ve been peeking through the keyhole
In the door on your side;
I have heard your gentle sighs;
I have listened as your heart
Whispered in response–You suppose
I do not hear–But I do.

When I turn to see you peeking,
You retreat behind the door;
You put your back against it and wait
To see if there is a sound–
Listening intently for footsteps approaching–
But they do not come.

When you think it safe
You slowly bring your mind’s eye
Back to the keyhole, as I resume
My vigilant stance.
Prepared to answer, but
Bound by a loving promise,
I can only stand and wait.

Love will always remain true in this way,
No matter what the cost–
No matter how much time passes in between.

Only God knows if it will resolve itself eventually–
Or if the silence will deepen,
Or if the light will dim,
Or if the channels will grow fallow,
And empty into eternity.

Only God knows if love will endure,
And perhaps, for now,
That is enough.

2 thoughts on “Only God Knows

    1. You are very generous to express such a positive response to my poem. I appreciate your generosity very much. Your own writing in your blog keeps me going back to read more.

      Thanks so much…..John H.

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