I stop at this place and linger for a while
Hoping that you will eventually come by
You are filled with loneliness and pain
Feeling trapped, confused and all alone
May I place my hand gently on yours
As an Angel of Mercy to warm up your heart?
And you who seek forgiveness and your
Conscience wears a threadbare sackcloth
Shall we kneel down and pray, then drink
From the holy chalice in search of redemption?
Another passer-by, dressed in disguise
Wearing a brave face to hide many fears,
Asks for compassion and understanding
Let me hold you close, to feel my heart beat for you
And then she arrives, heart broken and torn
Grief-stricken from the dearest thing she has lost
I’ll give her a clock to show her how time flies
And while the pain stands fast, it will not last
Another friend comes by whom I met long ago
Carrying a bouquet of flowers to rest on the bed
Of the love he has lost. I cannot bring her back but
I can see that you still have much love to share – share it!
And as for myself, I am no better than all of you
I too have dark and empty places and that is
Why I’ve waited for you. The difference I’ve learnt
is that we each hold the key to unlock our own souls
It’s time to unlock and let the demons out
Make space for your special new house guest.