R. K. Hart

Rookie - 96 Points (Australia)

Little Did We Understand - Poem by R. K. Hart

Little did we understand those things ahead, when my love and I first did meet.
Of snow white sand and foaming water lapping at our feet.
And sunny days searching for that treasured shell.
We roamed the beach, lovers, me and my best pal.

Little did we understand the burning sting of tears.
And the whimpering cry of the hurt we heard through the years.
The salty taste of tears as they dropped from eye to lip,
And the stain they leave as on to the cheek they slip.

We won't forget the sunsets deep orange and bright.
How they hung upon the horizon, and then dramatically fell from sight.
We would look into the starry host with love in our eye,
And watch the multitude as they danced in the sky.

Little did we understand the workings of a child,
Consequently mistake upon mistake we piled.
But it must be said we did some things right,
We have four wondrous babes of great delight.

The Lord could take me home this night,
To His kingdoms palace bright.
My understanding is still painfully short,
But I'll be able to tell Him of my love for you as I report.

[ RKH 2003 ]

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012

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