Love Given, I Grieve

I’m walking this street,
I’m hearing the beat
Of the hearts of everyone I meet

I’m seeing this hand,
And the wandering band
Of empty souls with no demand

Gift offered, none to receive,
Love given, none believe
And so tired and weary, I grieve

Nothing to give, I offered my nothing for the something you gave to be given.
Forged in the fiery furnace of creation, creating creativity to create and enliven;
Not to be horded and hidden, guarded in greed, ensconced in my darkened soul,
But as gifted gift, to be gifted, like the lighted flame not concealed under bowl.

And I’m walking this street,
And I’m hearing the beat
Of the hearts of everyone I meet

And I’m seeing this hand,
And the wandering band
Of empty souls with no demand

Gift offered, none to receive,
Love given, none believe
And so tired and weary, I grieve

Filled with love from heaven above, given in pain my heart to stain,
Suffering load to bear in train; no one to take for this soul’s sake
One kiss of affection, love in perfection, life with direction;
Bound by loneliness, she’s not to be found; my sufferings abound.

But I’m walking this street,
And I’m hearing the beat
Of the hearts of everyone I meet

And I’m seeing this hand,
And the wandering band
Of empty souls with no demand

Gift offered, none to receive,
Love given, none believe
And so tired and weary, I grieve

Everything you have given me, then, I give back to you, all for nothing more.
Consumed in the fiery furnace of oblivion, to walk through death’s dark door,
Crushed and crucified on this blood-soaked cross I lifted up and chose to carry,
And yet does your voice drift in on the wind, “What I give you I do not bury.”

But I’m walking this street,
And I’m hearing the beat
Of the hearts of everyone I meet

And I’m seeing this hand,
And the wandering band
Of empty souls with no demand

Gift offered, none to receive,
Love given, none believe
And so tired and weary, I grieve

Yeah, I’m hearing the beat
Of the hearts of everyone I meet,
But love I offer, no one receives,
And I’m at my end … I grieve


Note: Previously published on noblethemes

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