Writing for five unedited minutes on the prompt, Safe. A love poem for my husband.
At the end of this busy day
when the world has pressed far too close
I settle into your embrace.
I lay to my left side, heart beating slower
and place my head on your chest.
Your right arm encircles me
and security wraps me.
As your breathing settles into peace
and my face rises and falls with your breath
I thank God for all these parts of you:
your soft snores
your strong forearms
your calloused, hardworking hands
your hairy chest, soft like a nest inside
your grizzled, unshaven neck
your broad shoulders
your manly strength.
God gave you to me
seventeen years ago
and I confess
I have not always treasured
But even in those rough days
now in our past
I always found safety
in your strong, solid embrace
when words failed us
and darkness settled in.
Your arms wrapped round
reminded me of a perfect father’s strong hold
on me, no matter what
storms came through.
You are the hiding place
God gave me.
I depend on your strength
your ability to provide
and your solid security.
How is your husband a safe place for you? I would love to hear your suggestions in the comments below!
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