Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Restless Longing

There's a restless, unknown longing
Deep within my soul
That keeps me always searching,
Striving to be whole.
My heart and mind are reaching out
For something I don't know,
Uncertain where it comes from
Or to where it will go.
It's like a shadowed mystery
That floats across my mind,
Blowing like the wind,
So very hard to find.
It leaves a gentle memory
And then returns once more
To lightly nudge my consciousness
As it has done before.
It's something that I can't quite grasp,
So difficult to hold,
To which I can't give utterance,
Yet seems it must be told.
It's something that's been present
Since the moment of my birth,
And may remain within me
Throughout my time on earth;
Unless I can grab hold of it,
Begin to understand
Where that yearning comes from,
What is its demand.
God gives that restless longing,
And it will never cease,
Until my heart opens to his love
And my soul is filled with God's peace.
© Connie Arnold, 2009
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16 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Oh, pretty - and a beautiful B&W photo, too.

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Alexandra Garland said...

Connie,
Beautiful poem and so inspiring. We need to look inside to find our inspiration, caling and "longing" and we need to KNOW (not just believe) that God IS the source "within our soul". Great message!! Thanks for sharing!!
-Alex

valerie lynn said...

Amen and praise the Lord! Whew! This was oh so powerful my friend! Praise the Lord!

Simply Beautiful!

Karen Walker said...

Just lovely, Connie. And I so love your photos.
karen

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Diane, I love waterfalls!

Thanks, Alex, we do need to know that God is the answer to the deep longing of our souls.

Connie Arnold said...

Valerie, thank you for your always exuberant faith and praise!

Karen, thanks for stopping by. Photos showing some of the beauty of creation are always enjoyable!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

A beautiful inspiring poem Connie. excellent to read.

Yvonne.

Just Be Real said...

Connie, I so needed this uplifting post. Appreciate it very much, thank you.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you all. It's certainly rewarding to hear that a poem has been uplifting to someone who needs it. God bless!

Helen Ginger said...

How sweet and inspiring. And peaceful. A range of emotions here. Thanks.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Sarah Dawn said...

His peace, fill me Lord, saturate me, drench me. I need more of you in more ways than I can imagine.

Thanks for blessing me today with your words,
Sarah Dawn

Connie Arnold said...

Yes, peace is so much needed in our lives, and it's such a blessing when we find the source of that peace! Thank you for stopping by, Helen and Sarah.

Tamela's Place said...

very beautiful as i was reading this i was thinking of the scripture where it talks about how we groan within ourselves waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body (rom. 8:23)also 2 cor. 5:2

BTW i am not bringing up error anymore

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks, Tammy, so glad you came by and didn't get an error!

Linda Teeple said...

Connie, I've been enjoying your poetry this morning. Reading your poetry is like listening to music for the soul. Blessings, Linda

Heather - Sanctified Woman said...

I love your poetry! Indeed soul stirring and beautiful... I dabble in it a bit... here and there, mostly stumbling with words...
I hope to visit your blog more often...