“Wistfulness”–A poem for “the one who got away” (so far!)

This is probably one of the shortest poems I’ve ever written, but sometimes, when saying is simple and enough, however justified or not, it’s enough.  The title is, of course, a key feature of this poem.

Wistfulness

You and I shall meet again, in the darkness
Or in the light, should by chance we see God’s face,
The surprise may be yours, mine the glory,
Still unknown to both of us the time, the place.

The things we say, the things we do leave our warrant
And our deed, and our habits, and our trace,
Still, I hope to enfold you in my welcome,
And to share with you in God’s most loving grace.

©9/28/2018 by Victoria Leigh Bennett

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Filed under commonplace "the vanity of human wishes", Poetry and its forms and meanings, What is literature for?

2 responses to ““Wistfulness”–A poem for “the one who got away” (so far!)

  1. Wistful indeed but short with impact is always good in my book (and I have several that I am reading).

    • Wistful in more than one way, Ste J. Some of my friends would find this poem a little insincere, coming from me, because I’m not really sure what I believe about godhood. Still, it’s a convenient poetic device, if nothing else, and I think I leave it open enough in the poem to account for doubt.

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