(July 4,1950 / Flint, Michigan)

' Do You Love Me? '

What is the first thought of the day
As you awaken wiping the sleep from your eyes?
Do you roll over and continue to lay
Or shuffle to the window and look at the skies?

And when you do look at the skies what do you see?
Do you see mist and fog or clouds and rain?
Do you see sun above the cover which eventually
Bursting forth causes the clouds to wane?

When you begin your day do you say a prayer
And say thank you, Lord, for a brand new day?
Are you optimistic and do you really care
About the opportunity you have to walk in His Way?

Do you think of God and pray to Him often?
Or do you give him not a thought at all?
Do you have a hardened heart that doesn't soften?
Do you open your mind and heart to hear His Call?

As long as this big world keeps going
He calls each and every one of us by name.
All He asks is our love and service in sowing
and reaping
the harvest He plants.

In joyful song and dance...
Are we going?

Says He:

' Are you not coming? '
I'm all loving and all-knowing
My LOVE is overflowing;
Please accept it.
Do you not hear the humming
of the angel choir
full of fervor and fire?

They sing and play for Me;
Come, and you will see
they'll also play for thee ~
Come, be with Me...
Eternity. '

' I deeply Love you, don't you......
love Me, too? '

by Carmela Patterson

Comments (9)

An enjoyable piece; loved the message; unfortunately, not everyone will understand the heart of a poet; nice job. -Joe Breunig author/poet, Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
10/10 for me Mike, this is a fantastic poem I hope 2 read more like it. Never give up writing, yours sincerely, Marissa: -)
This poem is brilliant and humbling and so funny Mike. Thanks so much. A fav for me. 10 from grinning Tai
this is just perfect! Hugs Anna xxx
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