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The Beloved Wish



You were merely like a sister,
Who nursed the breast of my mother;
We kissed at a coming twister,
But treated me like a brother.

For I should never be despised,
I would lead you into my house;
My mother had always chastised,
For desiring you as my spouse.

I would give you spiced wine to drink,
Your left hand was under my head;
Your right hand embraced as you think,
Of heavenly love we are fed.

I adjure you to wake my love,
Not stirring up until it pleases;
Knowing that the Lord up above,
Is causing the gentle breezes.

Who comes up from the wilderness,
And slept under the apple tree;
Where your mother the Lord did bless,
A labor of love did break free.

Set me as a seal on your heart,
To be a seal upon your arm;
Since His Spirit will not depart,
With a love that will never harm.

For love can be stronger than death,
Jealousy is fierce as a grave;
Flashes of fire from the breath,
That passion enabled to slave.

The vehement flame of the Lord,
Cannot quench love of the waters;
For His love cannot be ignored,
A blessing of sons and daughters.

If a man is offered for the love,
Of all the wealth within His house;
Then he would be despised thereof,
To have such a love for his spouse.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Longing for Her Beloved Song of Songs 8:1–7

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Written on August 15, 2021

Submitted by richards.77936 on August 13, 2021

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Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

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