I just wrote this poem
in 10 minutes...
taking some inspiration from Carl Sandburg's "A Dream Girl"
This is what I have been thinking about lately...
"You Will Come"
You will come one day from the coasts of love
Tender as the dawn, strong as deep roots
The heat of the sun will have kissed your skin,
Healing rains will flow from your sweet mouth,
And your stature will be of a mountain.
You will come, with your capable, extended arms,
With eyes even the stars will try to rival,
Sharing thoughts with a simple move of your brow
Expressing ideas with clarity and smoothness
Like the passing of a cloud,
Or the ripples that waltz upon water.
You will come one day from those shores of love,
Ambitious as the morning, wise as the evening
The crashing of the waves will have trained your ears
Discernment of the tides of time will guide you
And your heart will burn from a fire within.
You will come, with your open, unclenched hands,
With shoulders that line up with the horizon,
Opening wide your storehouse of mercy,
Giving to all who have need,
Like an oasis in the desert,
Or a father to an orphan.
You will come, O man of my dream,
You will come, one day
And be more to me than this tenuous hope
Currently stuck in my throat
Caught like a cry unable to be let out.