This I Believe

Joanne - Midwest City, Oklahoma
Entered on January 22, 2007
Age Group: 50 - 65
Themes: creativity

Expectation

I expected you for years.

My experience of the blessing that is you

Birthed an expectation of more.

I expected you for years.

I expected feeling kisses in greeting.

I expected hearing your voice.

I expected learning something new.

I expected hugging you close.

I expected silliness and joy.

I expected pleasure in our offspring.

I expected taking trips with you.

I expected laughing with you.

I expected Shavian dramatic hyperbole.

I expected touching your face.

I expected seeing your smile.

I expected sleeping next to you.

I expected waking beside you.

I expected snuggling with you.

I expected kissing your neck.

I expected crying together.

I expected enjoying our successes.

I expected working side by side.

I expected sharing our dreams.

I expected loving you, being loved by you.

I expected more years with you.

I expected you for years.

I still expect you.

I still expect to tell you something new.

I still expect to hear your voice.

I still expect to spend time with you.

I still expect your ashes to awaken.

We should call grief un-expecting.

Teaching the intellect you will not speak.

Retraining my heart that longs for you.

I still expect you, and yet

I put one foot in front of the other.

I explore the goodness still around me.

I count my fulfilled expectations.

I expected you for years.

I still expect you.

I expect you to greet me, take my hand.

I expect you to say you have missed me, too.

I expect you to say the years have been kind to me.

I expect you to dance with me.

I expect you to laugh with me.

I still expect you.

I expected you for years.